Another Blue Ribbon Cheese for Cherry Grove Farm
We are proud to announce that “Abruzze Jawn” was a blue-ribbon winner for Cherry Grove Farm at the 2015 American Cheese Society Conference Awards on July 31,
Customers this earlier this summer were introduced to this meaty, smoky cheese through the farm store and local farm markets. “A simple Jack recipe allows the quality of the grass-fed milk to shine and creates a backdrop for our seasonal line of flavored cheeses,” said Head Cheesemaker, Paul Lawler. “Our ‘Abruzze Jawn’ is a blend of six different smoked and sweet peppers with green peppercorns that harmonize to give the cheese robust, salami-like flavors.”
Farmstead cheeses are all about terroir, the unique flavors imparted by the land and forage of a specific place. Fittingly, the name “Abruzze Jawn” also reflects the local terroir. “Abruzze Jawn was named, firstly, because it tastes like salami,” offered Jamie Png, cheesemaker at Cherry Grove Farm, “And secondly, because Jack is short for John, and ‘Jawn’ is short for everything.”
‘Jawn’ is Philadelphia slang for a thing, or anything you cannot recall the word for at a moment. It is also the Philadelphia pronunciation of the name John, of which Jack (as in Monterey Jack) is a diminutive. These cheesemakers know their stuff.
This is the third blue ribbon for Cherry Grove Farm in three years. We previously won blues for our Buttercup Brie and Lawrenceville Jack Reserve cheeses.
Come in to the farm store for a taste, we will be sampling Abruzze Jawn all week!