Introducing Whitney from Jasper Hill Farm
Whitney is a Jasper Hill Creamery original, inspired by the classic, mid-elevation mountain cheeses of Europe. At Jasper Hill, people are the main ingredient; this stoic, reliable cheese pays homage to Jasper Hill’s longest-standing employee: the steadfast Tim Whitney.
This raw milk cheese is made from Jasper Hill Farm’s own grass-fed cows. During cheesemaking, lactose-rich whey is rinsed from the curds in the vat, which slows acidification and creates a smooth, semi-firm, meltable texture. While wheels ripen in The Cellars, they are washed with a mixture of morge—a naturally cultured brine—and spent yeast from the tanks of La Garagista, a terroir-driven natural winery in Vermont. This treatment brings a floral funk to the rich but mellow paste.
A long, lingering experience on the palate is Whitney’s greatest strength. The tasting notes range from light floral and fruit tones with savory, toasted nut and baked cheese flavors. The rind is a presentable rosy orange-pink. The paste of the cheese develops small eyes through affinage and a pliable, giving texture.
With a cheese as infinitely snackable as Whitney, you’ll have no problem finding creative pairings for this cheese. We recommend pairing with a cold-climate unfiltered white wine with bracing acidity like La Garagista’s Ci Confonde or a Grüner Veltliner. Gherkins are a promising accoutrement and sweet, musty cured meats like Bresaola are surefire hits.
Whitney is made by Jasper Hill Creamery and matured by Cellars at Jasper Hill.
Whitney is available through our New England Pre-order Program.
- Availability: Pre-Order
- Milk: Cow
- Country: United States
- Pasteurization: Raw
- Region: Greensboro, VT
- Pack: 1/18#