This Week's Tasting: June 7, 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 Ovalie Cendrée, a goat's milk cheese from cheese affineur Hervé Mons in France. This bloomy-rinded cheese starts at a co-op in the Poitou-Charentes before being sent to Mons in Lyon, where it develops it's dense, piquant flavor as it ages. The cheese's name, Cendrée, translates to ash, as it is lightly coated with vegetable ash in the French tradition.
Other cheeses on our tasting plate this week:
Manos de Dios, a Spanish-style, raw cow's milk cheese from Revelation Artisan Cheese in Meridian, Texas.
Smoked Marieke Gouda, a raw cow's milk gouda made in Wisconsin at Holland's Family Cheese.
Bandaged Bismark, a raw sheep's milk cheese made by Grafton Village in Vermont and aged in the Crown Finish caves in Brooklyn.
Kirkham's Lancashire, a raw cow's milk cheese made by Graham Kirkham in the United Kingdom.
Echo Mountain, a cheese made from a mix of cow and goat milk from Rouge Creamery in Oregon.
Our wine of the week is Albariño from McPherson Cellars in Lubbock, Texas. We taste wine from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.
We will also be sampling with American Spoon's Rhubarb Marmalade from Michigan.