Dairymaid Diary

This Week's Tasting: June 19, 2018

Every week at Dairymaids we select six cheeses to include in our free cheese tasting.
Whenever we are open, we are tasting cheese. 
We stock over 150!

Bleu Mont is a Wisconsin cheddar made using the traditional English method of cloth wrapping. After aging over a year in the cheesemaker's cave, the cheddar develops a crystalline "crunch" and deep, complex flavors. One man, Willi Lehner, makes the cheese at Bleu Mont Dairy. He comes from a family of Swiss cheesemakers and studied cheesemaking in Switzerland. Check out our recipe for Bleu Mont Cheddar Pop Overs!

Also on our tasting plate this week:

Kunik, a goat and cow's milk brie from the Nettle Meadow Dairy in New York.

Meredith, a fresh sheep and goat's milk cheese marinated in olive oil and herbs from the Meredith Dairy in Australia. 

Evalon, an aged, raw goat's milk gouda from the Laclare Family Farm in Wisconsin.

Manos de Dios, a raw cow's milk tomme-style cheese from Revelations Artisan Cheese in Meridian, Texas.

Pt. Reyes Blue, a raw cow's milk blue cheese from Pt. Reyes Cheese in Califonia. 

Our wine of the week is an Albariño from McPherson Cellars in Lubbock, Texas. We taste wine from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.

Our pairing of the week is an Early Glow Strawberry Preserve from American Spoon in Michigan.



This Week's Tasting: June 12, 2018

 

Every week at Dairymaids we select six cheeses to include in our free cheese tasting.
Whenever we are open, we are tasting cheese. 
We stock over 150!

Bayley Hazen is an original, natural-rinded blue cheese from the Kehler brothers of the Cellars at Jasper Hill in Vermont. The brothers hand-make this remarkable blue with raw milk from their own herd of Ayrshire cows. The paste is firm and fudgy and the flavor changes with the seasons, but often boasts nutty, grassy and fennel-like notes.

Also on our tasting plate this week:

June's Joy, a fresh goat's milk chevre whipped with honey, black pepper, and thyme from the Pure Luck Dairy in Dripping Springs, Texas.

Thomasville Tomme, a raw cow's milk Tomme-style made by the Sweet Grass Dairy in Georgia.

Tarentaise, a raw cow's milk Alpine-style made by the non-profit Spring Brook Farms in Vermont.

Margot, a cow's milk washed and flavored with local, craft beer by Caseficio Rosso in Italy.

Roelli Haus Select, a cow's milk cheddar aged for one year by Roelli Cheese in Wisconsin.

Our wine of the week is the Les Copains Rosé from McPherson Cellars in Lubbock, Texas. We taste wine from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.

Our pairing of the week is a Wildflower Honey Mustard from American Spoon in Michigan.



This Week's Tasting: June 5, 2018

 Prodigal Farm

Every week at Dairymaids we select six cheeses to include in our free cheese tasting.
Whenever we are open, we are tasting cheese. 
We stock over 150!

We're excited to welcome back Prodigal Farm cheeses! Prodigal Farm is a farmstead goat dairy in North Carolina. Cheesemaker Kat Spann takes great care of her goats and her delicate, soft-ripened cheeses. Come by this week to try Hunkadora, a goat disc coated with ash.

Also on our tasting plate this week:

Latteria: Montasio-style raw cow's milk table cheese made by at Lira Rossa in Moulton, TX.

Marieke Gouda with Jalapeno: great for melting or snacking. Raw milk gouda from Holland's Family Cheese in Wisconsin flavored with Jalapeno.

St. Pat: buttery seasonal brie coated with wild nettles from the Cowgirl Creamery in CA.

Ombra: nutty sheep's milk cheese from Spain with a crunchy texture.

Little Boy Blue: Wisconsin's answer to Roquefort. 100% sheep's milk blue from Hook's Cheese in WI.

Our wine of the week is La Coeur de la Reine a Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley. We taste wine from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.

Our pairing of the week is American Spoon's Bartlett Pear Jam from Michigan.



This Week's Tasting: May 29, 2018

 El_Dorado

Every week at Dairymaids we select six cheeses to include in our free cheese tasting.
Whenever we are open, we are tasting cheese. 
We stock over 150!

Come by to try El Dorado a raw cow's milk cheese from Texas cheesemakers Eric and Karen Tippit. Eric and Karen own Revelation Artisan Cheese in Meridian. They often look to Spanish cheeses for inspiration, as they did for their El Dorado, which has a beautifully patterned rind rubbed with ash.

Also on our tasting plate this week:

Beer-washed Fleur de la Valle: soft-ripened goat's cheese from Missouri's Baetje Farm washed with 4 Hands Brewing Co.'s Chocolate Milk Stout.

Pt. Reyes Toma: great for melting or snacking. Semi-firm cow's milk cheese from Pt. Reyes Farmstead in California.

Castelrosso: piquant, buttery and nutty. A unique Italian cheese from the Rosso Family in Piemonte.

Central Coast Gouda: sweet, smooth California Gouda made from 100% goat's milk.

Red Rock: an American original, cheddar colored with annatto and veined with blue from Roelli Cheese in Wisconsin.

Our wine of the week is Portlandia Rosé from Oregon. We taste wine from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.

Our pairing of the week is Garden Dreams Strawberry Balsamic Preserves from here in Houston!



This Week's Tasting: May 22, 2018

 Wrangeback

Every week at Dairymaids we select six cheeses to include in our free cheese tasting.
Whenever we are open, we are tasting cheese. 
We stock over 150!

Another new cheese! Wrångebäck is our first cheese from Sweden. At Almnäs Bruk, a farm with a history that stretches back to the middle ages, they milk about 800 Canadian Holstein and Norwegian Fjordfe cows to make this raw milk Alpine-style with cheddar-y notes.

Also on our tasting plate this week:

Field of Creams, soft-ripened goat's cheese with herbs and pepper from Prodigal Farms in North Carolina.

Queso Oaxaca, fresh cheese patterned after the string cheese made in Oaxaca, Mexico. Handmade by the Mozzarella Company in Dallas.

Hook's Sheep's Milk Cheddar, smooth Wisconsin cheddar made from 100% sheep's milk and aged about 16 months.

Marieke Cumin Gouda, award-winning raw milk gouda flavored with cumin from Holland's Family Cheese in Wisconsin.

Maytag Blue, America's classic cow's milk blue from Iowa. They've tweaked the recipe - come try the new version!

Our wine of the week is Faisão Vinho Verde Rosé from Portugal. We taste wine from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.

Our pairing of the week is Esporão Olive Oil from Portugal.



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