This Week's Tasting: March 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!
Chicory, from Tulip Tree in Indianapolis, is a soft, double-cream cheese with slight blue veining. Tulip Tree sources milk from a local dairy with exclusively Holstein cows and base their recipes on European classics with an American twist. In addition to the blue veining within the cheese, Chicory’s rind is also dusted with blue mold. Decadent, dense and silky, it has a slight blue flavor and earthiness. For blue skeptics and enthusiasts alike, this cheese makes the perfect honey pairing!
Also on our tasting plate this week:
Reading Raclette, a semi-firm cheese made with raw cow's milk from the Spring Brook Farms in Vermont.
Coolea, an aged cow's milk gouda from the Coolea Farmhouse in Ireland.
Sharpshooter, an aged cheddar made with raw cow's milk by the Velhuizen Family Farm in Dublin, Texas.
Grayson, a savory, washed-rind style made with raw cow's milk from the Meadow Creek Dairy in Virginia.
Pt. Reyes Blue, a rindless, raw cow's milk blue from Pt. Reyes Cheese in California.
Our wine of the week is Scalabrone, a rosé from Bolgheri, Italy. We taste wine from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.
We're also sampling Strawberry Balsamic Preserves from Garden Dreams in Houston.