This Week's Tasting: November 27, 2018
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!
Here at the shop we're excited to welcome Black Betty to Houston Dairymaids! If you haven't met her, she's an aged goat's milk gouda produced by L'Amuse in the Netherlands. She was selected and aged by cheese affineur Betty Koster in a limied amount to ensure quality. About 12 months old, Betty has a firm paste with intense flavors of brown butter and pineapple and a whole lot of crystallization. Fans of aged goudas are sure to love her!
Also on our tasting plate this week:
Kunik, a goat and cow's milk soft-ripened from the Nettle Meadow Dairy in New York.
El Dorado, a raw cow's milk, semi-firm cheese made in the Spanish style from Revelation Artisan Cheese in Meridian, Texas.
San Andreas, a raw sheep's milk cheese modelled after an Italian Pecorino-style from farmstead cheesemaker Bellwether Farms in California.
Challerhocker, a cow's milk Alpine-style from Käserei Tufertschwil in Switzerland.
Little Boy Blue, a sheep's milk blue cheese from Hook's Cheese in Wisconsin.
Our wine of the week is Les Copains, a Rhone-style blend from McPherson Cellars. We taste wine from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays.
We're also featuring our new jam, a Black Cherry Confit from La Maison du Piment in the Basque region of France - a perfect pairing for aged sheep's milk.