This Week's Tasting: January 14, 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!
Bufarolo is an aged buffalo's milk cheese from Quattro Portoni in Caseificio, Italy. It starts as a rindless, fresh, buffalo cheese. Crown Finish Caves in Brooklyn imports and ages the cheese in their caves for around 2 months, allowing it to develop a natural rind. This aging process, along with the rind, contribute a mushroomy earthiness which is contrasted well by the bright and lemony flavors in the paste of the cheese
Also on our tasting plate this week:
Cloud Heights, a fresh cow and goat's milk, ash-ripened cheese from the Old Chatham Sheepherding Company in New York.
Tomme de Hood, a raw cow's milk cheese from the Eagle Mountain Dairy in Lipan, Texas.
Pecorino Toscano Stagionato, an aged sheep's milk cheese from Tuscany.
Usi Minnie, a cow's milk, Alpine-style cheese made by Kaserei Oberli Rislen in Switzerland.
Red Rock, an American-style cheddar pierced with blue mold from Roelli Cheese in Wisconsin.
Our wine of the week is Aupa Pipeño from Vina Maitia in Chile. We taste wine from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.
We're also sampling Carmelized Onion Crackers from Potter's in Wisconsin.