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New and Returning Items – July 24th, 2017

HOOLIGAN

HOOLIGAN made by Elizabeth MacAllister of Cato Corner Farm (Colchester, CT) – Semi-soft cheese made from raw cow’s milk. This washed-rind cheese has a soft, creamy interior and a gorgeous orange rind. Hooligan’s flavor is sweet, with undertones of grass and walnuts. The wheels are bathed twice a week in brine to encourage the growth of pungent, surface-ripening bacteria during the minimum 60-day aging period that goes on in the farm’s underground caves.

KUNIK BUTTON MINI-WHEELS

KUNIK BUTTON MINI-WHEELS made by Nettle Meadow Farm and Cheese Co. (Warrensburg, NY) – A pasteurized cow and goat’s milk triple cream. This 2010 ACS Triple Crème Blue ribbon winner is made on Nettle Meadow’s small family farm in the Adirondack mountains. The inclusion of the goat’s milk makes for a richer and much more flavorful cheese than a cow’s milk brie. However, the cow’s milk makes the texture more sumptuous and the flavor more subtle than a pure goat’s milk cheese.

PLEASANT RIDGE RESERVE

PLEASANT RIDGE RESERVE made by Uplands Cheese, Inc. (Dodgeville, WI)– Firm cheese made from raw cow’s milk.  Made only on the spring and summer when the cows are on fresh pasture, it has the style and tradition of French mountain cheeses. It is rich and hearty, with complex layers of caramel and an intriguing sour cherry finish. The aroma is bold and fruity with an almost meaty bite. The texture is similar to a Comte, yet smoother and slightly more dense.

SAPPY EWE

SAPPY EWE made by Nettle Meadow Farm and Cheese Co. (Warrensburg, NY) – Sappy Ewe is our newest bloomy rind cheese.   We coat sheep and cow curds with an Adirondack maple reduction and then form the curd in a crottin size mold.  We let them age to bloomy rind perfection in our aging cave and then pat them with edible pine black ash for a dramatic finish.  This cheese just won a Second Place Distinction at the 2017 U.S. Cheese Championships

SIMPLY SHEEP

SIMPLY SHEEP made by Nettle Meadow Farm and Cheese Co. (Warrensburg, NY)Simply sheep is a semi-aged 100% sheep milk wheel.  Cultured differently from many of our other bloomy rinds, it hints of buttery smooth undertones in its youth and grows more robust in flavor as it ages.  7 to 9 ounce wheels that accentuate the fresh clean flavors of our milk.

THREE SISTERS

THREE SISTERS made by Nettle Meadow Farm and Cheese Co. (Warrensburg, NY) – Made of pasteurized cow, sheep and goat’s milk. This bloomy-rind cheese has a dense, fudge-like consistency with a slightly chalky texture. It’s flavor is rich with hints of mushrooms and citrus notes. This American Cheese Society Winner has a semi-soft texture and mild tang. Pairs quite well with a bright, fruity white wine to bring out the buttery tastes