This Week's Tasting: February 12, 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!
Ubriaco Pinot Rosé, made by Moro Formaggi in Italy, is the perfect Valentine's Day cheese! "Ubriaco" refers to cheeses soaked or washed in wine and beer during the aging process. This Ubriaco is made with cow’s milk and soaked in La Jara Pinot Rosé, a dry, sparkling Rosé. The wine-washing gives the cheese a light, fruity aroma and imparts flavors of the wine. The paste has lovely crystallization and the top of the cheese is dusted in dried rose petals. It's almost too pretty to eat!
Also on our tasting plate this week:
Chocolate Capri, a fresh chevre flavored with chocolate from the Westfield Farm in Massachusetts.
Bandaged Bismark, a raw, sheep's milk cheese made at Grafton Village in Vermont and aged at the Crown Finish Caves in Brooklyn.
Granbury Gold, a raw cow's milk semi-firm cheese made by the Eagle Mountain Dairy in Lipan, Texas.
Lincolnshire Poacher, an aged, raw cow's milk cheese from the United Kingdom.
Buttermilk Blue, a raw cow's milk blue from Roth Kase Cheese in Wisconsin.
Our wine of the week is Cherub, a Rosé from Montes in Chile. We taste wine from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.
We're also sampling Cajeta from Blue Heron Farms in Texas.