Dairymaid Diary

This Week's Tasting: April 24, 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!

Cheesemakers Marci Ebeling and John Shuman make cheeses using organic cow's milk from a Washington dairy that raises Jersey, Dutch Belted and Friesian cows. Sawtooth is mild for a washed-rind, with savory flavors balanced by funky, fruity notes. Sawtooth is named for Sawtooth Huckleberry Fields on the shoulder of Mt. Adams where Native Americans have picked berries for thousands of years. It is aged 60 to 75 days inside a lava tube cave which has an ideal temperature and humidity content for ripening cheese. 

Here's what you'll find in the bag:

St. Pat, a soft-ripened, double cream, cow's milk brie from the Cowgirl Creamery in California.

Marinated Sheep and Goat Cheese, a fresh sheep and goat's milk cheese marinated in garlic and herb infused olive oil at the Meredith Dairy in Australia.

Latte Da Goat Gouda, a goat's milk gouda from the Latte Da Dairy in Flower Mound, Texas.

Sapore del Piave, an aged cow's milk cheese from Sergio Moro in the Piave region of Italy.

Dunbarton Blue, a cow's milk english cheddar and blue cheese hybrid from Roelli Cheese in Wisconsin.

Our wine of the week is a Sauvignon Blanc from Giesen in Marlborough, New Zealand. We taste wine from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.

Our pairing of the week is a Rhubarb Preserve from American Spoon in Michigan.



This Week's Tasting: April 17, 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!

The folks at Meadow Creek Dairy have a family-run farm on which they make the award-winning cheese, Grayson. Reminiscent of an Italian Taleggio or French Livarot, but made with rich Virginia Jersey milk and aged slightly longer, Grayson is an American original. It is a soft, finely textured cheese rich with umame, or beefy flavor.

Here's what you'll find in the bag:

La Dama Sagrada, a raw, aged goat's milk cheese from Tajo, Spain.

Roth's Private Reserve, a raw cow's milk gruyere-style from Roth Kase in Wisconsin.

Drunken Monk, a raw cow's milk semi-firm made in the trappist style and washed in a beer brine from the Eagle Mountain Dairy in Lipan, Texas.

Kirkham's Lancashire, raw cow's milk lancashire made by Graham Kirkham in the United Kingdom.

Oregonzola, a raw cow's milk, rindless blue which is modeled after an Italian mountain gorgonzola by the Rogue Creamery in Oregon.

Our wine of the week is a Rosé of Pinot Noir from Sokol Blosser Vineyards in Oregon. We taste wine from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.

Our pairing of the week Roasted Hazelnuts from Freddy Guy in Oregon.



This Week's Tasting: April 10, 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!

Menonina is a semi-soft cow's milk cheese flavored with bits of fresh jalapeño. From the Mozzarella Company in Dallas, the cheese is modeled after cheeses made in Northern Mexico. 

Here's what you'll find in the bag:

Kunik, a soft-ripened cow and goat's milk cheese from the Nettle Meadow Dairy in New York.

Estero Gold Reserve, an aged, raw cow's milk cheese based on an Italian Montasio recipe from Valley Ford Cheese in California.

Wagon Wheel, a washed-rind cow's milk semi-firm modeled after an Italian Fontina from the Cowgirl Creamery in California.

Ubriacone, a cow's milk semi-firm pierced and rubbed with red wine from Segio Moro in Italy.

Echo Mountain, a blended goat and cow's milk blue from the Rogue Creamery in California.

Our wine of the week is 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 Bartlett Pear Preserve from American Spoon in Michigan.



This Week's Tasting: April 2, 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!

Carmody is a smooth, buttery jersey cow's milk cheese from the Bellwether Farms in Sonoma County, California. Mild and tart, Carmody is a great crowd pleaser.

Here's what you'll find in the bag:

Green Hill, an American camembert-style made with jersey cow's milk at the Sweet Grass Dairy in Georgia.

Latte da Gouda, a goat's milk gouda-style from the Latte da Dairy in Flower Mound, Texas.

Ossau-Iraty, a raw sheep's milk washed-rind made on both the French and Spanish sides Pyrenees Mountains.

Pleasant Ridge Reserve, an award-winning, raw cow's milk alpine-style from Uplands Cheese in WIsconsin.

Moolicious Blue, a raw, natural-rinded, cow's milk blue from Bleating Heart in California.

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 Creamed Honey from Big Creek Farms in Shepherd, Texas.



This Week's Tasting: March 27, 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!

We'll be sampling cheeses from our easter bag all week. Place an order for pick up any time during the week online or over the phone - or just stop by and grab one!

Here's what you'll find in the bag:

Marinated Goat and Sheep Milk Cheese, a fresh, farmstead goat and sheep's milk cheese marinated in garlic and herbs from the Meredith Dairy in Australia.

Little Hosmer, a brie-style, cow's milk cheese from the Cellars at Jasper Hill in Vermont.

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

St. Malachi Reserve, an alpine-style, raw cow's milk cheese from the Farm at Doe Run in Pennsylvania.

Glacier Blue, a natural-rinded, raw cow's milk blue which is cave-aged at the Cascadia Creamery, Washington.

Our wine of the week is a Prosecco from Fantinel in Friuli-Venezia Guilia, Italy. It is dry and velvety with hints of golden apple. We taste wine from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.

Our pairing of the week is a Fig and Almond Cake from Spain. 



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