Sherry Gray – Jasper Hill Item #: A2040
- Availability: Pre-Order
- Milk: Cow
- Country: United States
- Pasteurization: Pasteurized
- Region: Greensboro, VT
- Pack: 10/7oz.
Jasper Hill’s newest cheese, Sherry Gray, is a double-cream, ash-ripened medallion made with grass-fed cow’s milk and additional cream from Monument Farms in the Champlain Valley.
This cheese honors the memory of a treasured resident of Greensboro, VT who modeled humanity and inspired a commitment to Community and to Place. Sherry was a humble man who served everyone, modeled citizenship, boosted community, and inspired generations as a substitute teacher and mentor to many.
The ash coating on this cheese serves a purpose beyond the aesthetically pleasing, stony complexion of its rind; it plays a part in tempering the fresh wheels’ surface pH and fosters the development of a thin, even bloom of flora. The extra cream and relatively long culturing time creates an almost whipped texture, which coats the palate in buttery richness.
The result of all of this detailed ripening is a truly indulgent, one-of-a-kind cheese. Sherry Gray is, first, a feast for the eyes with its soft, silvery rind; the black ash peeking through a frosty layer of delicate bloom. Cutting into the wheel reveals a yielding, glistening paste the texture of softened butter. Flavors of cultured cream dominate, with subtle hints of fresh button mushrooms and a warm, nutty finish that lingers on the palate.