Alpha Tolman comes out of hibernation
by Alpine cheeses such as Appenzeller, this Jasper Hill Creamery original is
made using the same traditional techniques. Starting with unpasteurized cow’s
milk, curds are formed, cooked, and pressed; essential for achieving that
smooth, pliant texture. The wheels are aged for eight to twelve months and are
turned and washed with cultured brine, transforming the rind to a warm burnt
sienna color. Alpha Tolman has notes of sweet cream and toasted hazelnuts. As
it matures it develops bolder flavors of beef broth and caramelized onions.
It’s perfect for melting onto a plate of roasted fingerling potatoes, or on a
cheese plate with onion jam and caramelized walnuts.