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Gouda Cheese from Frisian Farms (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
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Introducing: Frisian Farms Sneek Gouda (Aged 2 Years)
We have recently added Sneek Gouda from Frisian Farms.  This is a 2 year aged version of their classic Gouda wheel.  For many years, the Bandstra brothers of Frisian Farms have dreamed of offering a steady supply of aged gouda.  But as most new entrants to cheesemaking understand, every wheel held and aged at the farm represents cheese held in inventory instead of sales to the...
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Another excellent film from Neal’s Yard Dairy, this one about Sam and Rachel Holden’s recently redeveloped cheese Hafod.  (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
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Alp Krauchtal Alpkaese – limited quantities available
Alp Krauchtal Alpkaese is manufactured in an alpine dairy by Christoph Marti and his family. The cheese is made of whole raw milk from brown cows that graze in the Stutz area of Alp Krauchtal for roughly 110 days in the summer.   The cows feed on the sweet summer grass at an altitude over 6000 feet.  Alpkaese is a somewhat generic term for cheese made in the Alps, made...
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Update from Jacobs and Brichford
Jacobs and Brichford is currently wrapping up their second season of cheesemaking.  We will continue to have availability of their cheeses over the next few months though as the cheeses in their caves age out and become legal and ready for sale.  We thought this would be a good time to ask them what they’ve thought about their first two years in the cheese world and talk about...
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Hoch Ybrig Alpage – made in the summer of 2012, imported late September 2013
Switzerland is made up of 26 Cantons.  [Think of a canton as being roughly the size of an American county.]  The original 3 cantons – Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden – lie at the very center of Switzerland, and the country takes its name from the canton Schwyz. In Schwyz, in the heart of Switzerland, which is in the heart of the Alps, “our” farmer makes Hoch Ybrig every day...
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Alpage Gruyere – made in 2012, sold in 2013
     When most people here the word “Alp”, they think of the mountains shared by Switzerland, France, Italy, Germany and Austria.      When a cheese lover hears the word “Alp”, they might think of a high mountain pasture, where the cows go to graze during the late spring and summer months, up where things are peaceful and serene.      When a cows “thinks”...
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Rogue River Blue is back in stock!
                                           Summer has ended, and for many of us, it’s a sad time.  Not only is the weather getting colder, but the holiday madness will soon take over our lives again.  We can take solace in a couple things, namely the return of football and Rogue River Blue.  Wrapped in grape leaves macerated in pear...
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This morning, we received our first shipment of the new Alpha Tolman.
Jasper Hill has been slowly developing their Alpine-style cheese Alpha Tolman for the last year and a half.  Besides a small release late last year, they have largely kept this cheese off the market as they waited to see how recipe tweaks affected this long-aged cheese and refined their approach accordingly.  At long last, they have built up their age profile and sufficient...
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Red Rock by Roelli Cheese – Red Rock is the second cheese we have picked up from the master of Blue/Cheddar combos Chris Roelli.  Chris is the fourth generation of Roellis to make Cheddar cheese in Wisconsin.  After low commodity pricing forced them to close shop in the 1990s, the family kept a business going hauling milk from local farms to local dairies.  But that didn’t...
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