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This week cheese sampler features is a special All American edition featuring 3 great American cheeses from some of our favorite cheesemakers. The are cheese we don't normally carry, but these are all American Cheese Society award winners.
Grafton’s flagship cheddar, made with raw cow’s milk and aged for two full years to achieve a mature flavor and dense, firm-yet-creamy texture. Young cheddar is tasted early on to determine the best trajectory for aging; for 2 Year Cheddar they look for balanced acidity and moisture that will hold up over time.
This cheese bears the classical profile for New England cheddar: buttery notes with a bold, sharp tang and a long, nutty finish. The aroma is lactic and bright, with flavors of sweet cream, freshly mown hay, and tangy, cultured milk. Moderate acidity carries throughout.
This rich, creamy cheese with its nutty, fruity flavor is a celebrated gold-medal winner. Inspired by traditional, Italian farmstead cheese, BellaVitano Gold begins in the mouth like a premium Parmesan and finishes in award-winning style with hints of melted butter. This edition is soaked and washed in Merlot. By wedding this rich, creamy cheese to the berry and plum notes of Merlot, they’ve created a marriage of flavors destined to make your taste buds say, “I do.”
Playfully inspired by Smokey Bear, this American original is cold-smoked for many hours over Oregon hazelnut shells. This process infuses the cheese with unique aromas of barrel-aged vanilla, bread pudding, and candied bacon. You’ll taste spicy-sweet flavors of honey, apple, and nectarine, plus a mild “blue” finish.