This Week's Tasting: October 11, 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 Sheep Gouda is made by one of our favorite Texas cheesemakers - the team at Veldhuizen Cheese in Dublin. They use unpasteurized milk from their own herd of sheep to make the cheese. In the gouda-style, the curds are washed before pressing for a clean, sweet flavor. It’s rich, nutty profile is reminiscent of Basque-styles.
Other cheeses on our tasting plate this week:
Kunik, a mixed-milk Brie made from a blend of goat and cow's milk from the Nettle Meadow Dairy in New York.
Prairie Breeze, a cheddar made with Alpine cheese cultures from the Milton Creamery in Iowa.
Gold Hill, a firm goat's milk cheese with a lightly washed rind from the Haystack Mountain Creamery in Colorado.
Lincolnshire Poacher, a blend of a classic, English cheddar and an Alpine-style from Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese in the United Kingdom.
Bleu d'Auvergne, a rich, creamy blue from affineur Herve Mons in France.
Our wine of the week is Langhe Arneis from Elvio Tintero in Piedmont, Italy. We taste wine from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.
We're also sampling Damson Plum Jam from American Spoon in Michigan.