The ladies headed in for milking.
Those ladies pictured above are starting to produce more milk. That increased milk production means more cheese! We made a big ol’ batch of Buttercup Brie Friday and we’ve made a few larger batches of flavored Jack to put away for the holiday season. We also used some of that grass-fed goodness to make a batch of Herdsman baskets which we just caved today. These guys should be ready in the fall.
Hope everyone had a chance this holiday weekend to eat something delicious and local! Some splendid summer ideas: Toma-stuffed squash blossoms! Herdsman melted over a burger! Havilah grated over corn and garlic scape pasta! All of the above!
CHEESE! CHEESE! CHEESE!
Tastes how it sounds. Like pure cultured butter. With a slight hint of mushroom under the rind. Pasteurized.
“The thrush alone declares the immortal wealth and vigor that is in the forest… Whenever a man hears it he is young, and Nature is in her spring; whenever he hears it, it is a new world and a free country, and the gates of heaven are not shut against him.” – Henry David Thoreau
Washed in Berliner Messe from Referend Bier Blendery. Squidgy texture with a porky, savory flavor. Yeasty, fruity notes towards the rind. Raw.
Rarebird with a wild natural rind. Custard-y, reminiscent of torta-style cheeses. Citrus-y in the paste with savory notes under the rind. Raw.
Reserve batches from Summer/Fall 2015 showing flavors ranging from caramelized onions and broth to brown sugar and candied orange peel. Batches from early Spring/Summer 2016 with notes of malt, beef stew, mushroom and toasted brioche. Nice balance of sweet and savory. Raw.
Crumbly and yoghurt-y with hints of lemon. Think Lancashire or Wensleydale. Raw.
Full wheels from the winter with notes of walnut and herbs. Wonderfully dense and creamy. Raw.
Winter batch of our ashed tomme. Pretty white interior with a line of ash running through the middle. Savory with flavors of roast meat and cracked pepper with a buttery crumble. Raw.
February and early March batches with notes of cured meat, orange blossom and lemon zest. Raw.