This Week's Tasting: January 22, 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!
Fior d'Arancio is a special, new blue from Sergio Moro in Italy. Sergio pierces the young cow’s milk cheese, places it in barrels, and then bathes it in Fior d’Arancio DOCG (a sweet wine produced with Moscato grapes grown in volcanic soil) for about 30 days. It is then left to finish aging on wooden planks. The wine helps the cheese develop aromas of stone fruits, honey, and orange blossom, all encased in a lush, full flavored paste.
Also on our tasting plate this week:
Bloomsdale, an ash-ripened goat's milk cheese from the Baetje Farms in Missouri.
Thomasville Tomme, a raw cow's milk Tomme-style from the Sweet Grass Dairy in Georgia.
Latte Da Pepperjack, an aged goat's milk cheese flavored with spicy red pepper flakes from the Latte Da Dairy in Flower Mound, Texas.
Wrångebäck, a raw cow's milk Alpine-style from Almnas Bruk in Sweden.
Estive, a raw sheep and cow's milk cheese from the Pyrenees Mountains in France.
Our wine of the week is Viré-Clessé from Chanson in France. We taste wine from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.
We're also sampling Bartlett Pear Preserves from American Spoon in Michigan.