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This Week's tasting - July 18th, 2017

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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 cheeses, so if these 6 don’t please you, we will find you the cheeses that do.

Willoughby is a washed-rind version of Jasper Hill's double cream brie, Moses Sleeper. The washing gives the mild, creamy brie some subtle nutty and meaty notes.

Chrissy Omo makes this delicious Goat Gouda with the milk from her farm in Blanco, TX. It reminds us of classic goudas due to the red wax coating, protecting the milky white interior.

Eric and Karen make excellent handmade cheeses at their dairy in Meridian, TX. They source the milk from their cheeses from a Jersey dairy in Freedom. They like to make Spanish-style cheeses, such as this Manos de Dios. A natural-rinded tomme, Manos de Dios is tangy and smooth with an exterior rub of pimenton.

The newest cheese from Jasper Hill Cellars, Alpha Tolman is named for a Vermont dairy farmer from the turn of the century. Made in the Alpine-style, it is savory, nutty and earthy. Similar to a robust Gruyere.

This new release from fourth generation Wisconsin cheesemaker Chris Roelli is sure to add to his building acclaim. Roelli Haus Select is a savory, sharp cheddar aged over one year. The bright orange
color is thanks to the addition of annatto, a flavorless natural colorant favored by cheddar makers --especially those in Wisconsin!

Beenleigh Blue is a sheep's milk blue produced by Ben Harris of Ticklemore Cheese Company in the UK. The cheese is based on a Roquefort recipe, and is definitely something special for blue cheese lovers.


Our wine of the week is Crios from Susana Balbo in Mendoza, Argentina. It is a vibrant, dry Malbec and is full-bodied with notes of wild strawberry, red cherry, and hints of spice.

Our pairing this week are the Strawberry Glow Preserves from American Spoon in Michigan.

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