This specialty from the tiny, Appenzel area is guaranteed to be matured for at least 6 months and is treated with an extra spicy herbal brine. Appenzeller is a full fat semi-hard cheese, selected and matured to high standard. The wheels are supplied at the height of their maturity just like a great cru in the wine industry. Made from unpasturized cows milk this semi-hard cheese has a firm texture and a full spicy flavor.
Dry Jack is Monterey Jack cheese made from skim or part-skim milk that has been aged for an additional 7 to 10 months. It has a sharper flavor than young Jack. Dry Jack cheese was produced accidentally in 1915 when a San Francisco wholesaler found himself overstocked with Monterey Jack. He salted it in hopes of preserving it, and later found that the cheese had become fruity, rich, and hard, much like fine Italian cheeses.
A special treat exclusively from Wensleydale Creameries, its Wallace & Gromits Wensleydale Enjoy our cheeky friends favorite nibble. Real traditional Wensleydale Cheese is a natural food, free from additives and made from fresh milk drawn from cows grazing on the sweet limestone pastures of Wensleydale, an environmentally sensitive area where the use of chemicals is restricted. The cheese is firm, but not dry or hard. It has a mild, yet full, creamy flavor, unique to authentic Wensleydale. And this very special Wensleydale arrives wrapped in a red wax rind with Wallace and Gromit on the label.
One Gorgonzola legend is an example of mistake leading to the invention of a cheese that has become very long-lived. The story claims that an innkeeper in the town of Gorgonzola had too much Stracchino cheese made from the tired or stracca cows returning to the valleys from mountain pastures that didnt get used up quickly enough. After developing mold on and throughout the cheese, he questioned whether they were still any good. Unable to absorb the potential loss, he served the cheese anyway. Coincidentally, the customers liked it so much, they had to increase production and give them time to mold. pA more likely history is that the overall production from the stracca cows was too much milk to hold, so it was made into cheese and stored in caves where they would naturally go blue over time. The method still used today starts with producing curd from an evening milking, allowing it to settle overnight and topping it with curd from the morning milking. Cheeses are now pierced to accelerate the veining referred to as parsley or erborinato of the Penicillium glaucom bacteria. pGorgonzola Bebiverde is a dolce-style cheese, with a wet, fragile rind. It is round and creamy with a relatively mild, sweet flavor.