Dairymaid Diary

This Week's Tasting: August 23, 2019

 

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! 

Rolled in dried herbs from the Tomales Bay coastal region, Pierce Point is the summer seasonal Brie of the Cowgirl Creamery. A double-cream, this Brie has a light herbaceous and buttery flavor with a vibrant rind. This year's blend of herbs features primarily Thai Basil. 

Other cheeses on our tasting plate this week: 

Miette, a soft-ripened cheese made from a blend of goat's and sheep's milk from the Baetje Farms in Missouri.

Texas Gold Cheddar, a raw cow's milk cheddar from the Veldhuizen Family Farm in Dublin, Texas.

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

1655 Gruyere, a traditional, raw cow's milk Gruyere made by Le Cret in Switzerland.

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

Our wine of the week is Aupa Pipeño from Vina Maitia in Chile. We taste wine from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.

We will also be sampling Chili Jam from American Spoon in Michigan.

 



This Week's Tasting: August 9, 2019

 

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! 

Grannet di Capra is made from the milk of goat's grazing in the hills of Lombardy, Italy. Aged in Gildo Formaggi's historic natural caves it has a rustic rind. The paste is firm and flavorful with slight crystallization and nutty, earthy notes with a hint of sweetness. 

Other cheeses on our tasting plate this week: 

Red Hawk, a triple-cream washed-rind cheese from the Cowgirl Creamery in California.

Marinated Sheep & Goat's Cheese, a fresh cheese marinated in olive oil with fresh herbs and garlic from the Meredith Dairy in Australia. 

Tomme de Hood, a raw cow's milk tomme-style from the Eagle Mountain Dairy in Lapin, Texas.

Kirkham's Mature Lancashire, a raw cow's milk cheese made in the Lancashire style from Graham Kirkham in the United Kingdom.

Caveman Blue, a cave-aged blue cheese made with organic cow's milk from the Rogue Creamery in Oregon.

Our wine of the week is Olema, a Rosé from Cotes de Provence in France. We taste wine from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.

We will also be sampling Red Raspberry Butter from American Spoon in Michigan. 

 



This Week's Tasting: August 3, 2019

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! 

This week we are featuring a Texas favorite, St. David's Raclette from Eagle Mountain Dairy in Lipan. Dave Eagle sources his milk from a Swiss Brown cow dairy in nearby Bridgeport. Their rich raw milk gives his raclette a smooth texture - great for melting! 

Other cheeses on our tasting plate this week: 

Bloomsdale, a ripened goat's milk pyramid with ash from Baetje Farms in Missouri. 

Mt. Tam, the flagship triple cream brie from the Cowgirl Creamery in California.

Red Butte Hatch, the savory & spicy cheddar from Utah's Beehive Cheese. 

Bandaged Bismark, a clothbound sheep's milk cheddar made at Grafton Village in Vermont and aged in the Crown Finish Caves in NY. 

Terre de Volcans Bleu d' Auvergne, a traditional cave-aged French blue. Creamy and complex. 

Our wine of the week is Portillo Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza, Argentina. We taste wine from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.

We will also be sampling Rhubarb Marmalade from American Spoon in Michigan. 

 



This Week's Tasting: July 26, 2019

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! 

This week's featured cheese is Gabietou, a declicious washed-rind cheese from the french affineur Hervé Mons. Made from a blend of sheep and cow's milk, Gabietou has a creamy and dense texture. Sweet and nutty in flavor, this cheese pairs well with pale or amber ale.

Other cheeses on our tasting plate this week: 

Silver Lingings, a fresh goat's milk cheese dusted with ash from the Pure Luck Dairy in Dripping Springs, Texas.

Green Hill, a Camembert-style Brie from the Sweet Grass Dairy in Georgia.

Wagon Wheel, a Fontina-style cheese made with cow's milk from the Cowgirl Creamery in California.

Triple Barrel Cheddar, an extra aged version of the Veldhuizen Family Farm's Texas Gold Cheddar, made with raw cow's milk in Dublin, Texas.

Echo Mountain, a cheese made from a mix of cow's and goat's milk from the Rouge Creamery in Oregon.

Our wine of the week is Due Torri from Cesari in Venezie, Italy. We taste wine from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.

We will also be sampling Mythical Mayhaw Jelly made by Garden Dreams in Houston.

 



This Week's Tasting: July 19, 2019

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! 

This week's featured cheese is Mt. Alice, a Camembert-style made by the Von Trapp Creamery. The cheese has a smooth, creamy paste beneath an even, bloomy rind. Made from the family's own organic cow's milk, the taste starts off mild and rich, developng mushroomy notes as it ripens. Mt. Alice is named after a mountain peak near the farm in Waitsfield, Vermont.

Other cheeses on our tasting plate this week: 

Fresh Chevre, a fresh, goat's milk cheese from the Pure Luck Dairy in Dripping Springs, Texas.

Carmody, a smooth, buttery cow's milk cheese from the Bellwether Farms in California.

Schnebelhorn, a traditional Alpine-style made with raw, cow's milk from Kaserei Butschwil in Switzerland.

Triple Barrel Cheddar, an extra aged version of the Veldhuizen Family Farm's Texas Gold Cheddar, made with raw cow's milk in Dublin, Texas.

Bleu 1924, a mixed cow and sheep milk cheese made in France by Société Laitière de Laqueuille.

Our wine of the week is the Prisma Rosé from Casablanca Velley in Chile. We taste wine from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.

We will also be sampling Urban Honey made by Words & Food here in Houston, Texas.

 



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