Harbison is made from the milk of Jasper Hill's own herd of Ayrshire cows. It is a spruce- bark wrapped bloomy-rind cheese with a spoonable, rich creamy and addictive paste. Its flavors are woodsy, vegetal and mustardy and finish with a hint of sweet cream. To serve, go in from the top by cutting part of the top rind off and spooning out the paste.
Please note: It is normal for the spruce bark to be mottled with white, blue and green molds. You can leave as is or wipe the bark off with a soft cloth.
Farm/Producer/Importer: Jasper Hill Farm
Place: Greensboro, VT
Style: Bloomy rind
Milk Type: Pasteurized cow
Age: 6-13 weeks
Pairing: Lightly oaked Chardonnay, sour beer or a crisp cider
Comté is made from raw cow's milk exclusively in the Jura Mountains of France, It has been produced for over eight centuries and is France's most consumed cheese. Comté has a PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) which means the rules of production are strict. Everything from milk treatment, to breed, to geographic region and more, are defined. The texture of Comté is dense and smooth, and flavors are complex. Our Comté is selected for us by the folks at Essex St. Cheese. They travel to the aging caves at Marcel Petite and taste every wheel to find the perfect Comté just for us. The flavor profile is herbaceous and fruity with hints of hay, fried onions, and hazelnuts.
Farm/Producer/Importer: Cooperative village dairies/Marcel Petite/Essex Street Cheese
Place: Franche-Comté, France
Milk Type: Raw cow
Age: 24 Month
Pairing: Chardonnay, Belgian beers
Pecorino Calcagno is produced by several small dairy farmers on the island of Sardinia. The sheep graze in the hills of the island, which are lush with herbs, flowers, and grasses. This grazing ensures the milk produced is full of that flavor which translates directly into the cheese. It is aged by Casa Madaio an acclaimed cheese affineur (maturer) and producer located in Salerno, Italy.
Farm/Producer/Importer: Various producers/Casa Madaio
Place: Sardinia, Italy
Milk Type: Thermized Sheep
Age: 12 months
Pairing: Barolo, Pale ale