This Week's Tasting: September 13, 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!
Smokey Blue is an American original from the Rogue Creamery in Oregon. This rindless, cow's milk blue cheese is cold-smoked over Oregon hazelnut shells. The smoking process imparts notes of candied bacon which blend with the rich, creaminess of Smokey's paste.
Other cheeses on our tasting plate this week:
Harbison, a Vacherin-style brie, aged in spruce bark from the Cellars at Jasper Hill in Vermont.
Alva, a young goat's milk cheese with a natural rind from Fraga, in Portugal.
Carmody, a semi-firm cow's milk cheese from the Bellwether Farms in California.
Menonina with Jalapeño, a Chihuahua-style cheese flavored with fresh jalapeños from the Mozzarella Company in Dallas, Texas.
Bandaged Bismark, a raw sheep's milk cheddar made by Grafton Village in Vermont and aged at the Crown Finish Caves in Brooklyn.
Our wine of the week is a Rosé of Pinot Noir from Sokol Blosser Vineyards in Oregon. We taste wine from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.
We will also be sampling Strawberry Balsamic Jam made by Garden Dreams in Houston.