With a meadow-sweet aroma of nuts and hay typical of Savoie milk, this raw-milk Morbier by Livradois is most famous for incorporating both the morning and the evening milk of the cow, separated by a decorative layer of ash. Wedges of this large, round, firm cheese, full flavored and sophisticated yet liked by many, are beautiful on cheese platters.
The Ricotta from Bellwether is made from the whey of their other Jersey milk products. Ricotta in Italian means recooked whch is precisley what is done to the whey to create this cheese. Once the whey is reheated the proteins, called casein, that become cheese, fuse together to form the fluffy, white stuff we call Ricotta Theres a finite amount of whey though, which is why this may sometimes be difficult to get your hands on.
The Monterey Jack was developed by a Californian Scot, David Jacks in 1882 some sources state 1916. Monterey Jacks consistency depends on its maturity; most softer varieties common in American supermarkets is aged for one month, while grating Jack is aged for upwards of 6 months. Older Jacks are smeared with oil and pepper to maintain softer rinds. Monterey Jack has a buttery, mild taste and melts easily.
This snack time favorite is a fresh cows milk Mozzarella, made by the Burnett cheese company. It has a rubbery texture and is made famous by the small stringy pieces that can be pulled off. It has a sweetly mild flavor with almost no odor or aftertaste.
Named after the Dutch town of Gouda, just outside Rotterdam. It accounts for more than 60 of the cheese produced in Holland and it has a very long history. Gouda is a traditional, creamery, hard cheese. It is round with very smooth, yellow, waxed rind. The flavor is sweet and fruity. As time passes, the taste intensifies and becomes more complex. Mature Gouda 18 months plus is coated in black wax which provides a stark contrast to the deep yellow interior. Gouda is considered to be one of the worlds great cheeses. It is both a table cheese and a dessert cheese, excellent with fruit and wine. Gouda is now made globally in a style similar to the creation of Edam.