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 USA
Milk Type: Cow
Age: 6-13 Weeks
Pairing: Lightly oaked Chardonnay, sour beer or a crisp cider
Located on the shores of Lake Champlain in Shelburne Vermont, Shelburne Farms is a 1,400 acre working farm, nonprofit education center for sustainability, and National Historic Landmark. Shelburne Farms is home to a herd of Brown Swiss cows whose high quality, raw milk is turned into their signature block cheddar. Shelburne Farms Cheddar is available in several ages, the two year being our favorite. It has a crumbly, dense texture that melts in your mouth, and grassy, fruity flavors with a big, savory finish. Shelburne Two Year Cheddar is at home on a cheese board and in the kitchen. Try it in mac and cheese, on burgers, and omelets.
Place: Shelburne, VT USA
Milk Type: Raw Cow
Age: 2 Years
Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon, Double IPA
Verano is inspired by Basque shepherds who produce the famous sheep's milk cheese Ossau Iraty in the Pyrenees Mountains. David Major crafts the seasonal Verano from the summer milk of his herd of 300 sheep in the rolling hills of Vermont. The paste is smooth and dense, and flavors vary depending on where the sheep were grazing. We have noted a toasted nut, grassy, sweet and herbaceous flavor in these wheels.
Place: Putney, VT USA
Milk Type: Raw Sheep
Age: 4-6 Months
Pairing: Pinot Noir or Brown Ale