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Vertical Pairings at the Vermont Cheesemaker Festival

In Cheese 101, Curd on the Street, Events, Staff Picks On July 23, 2014 0 Comments

Vertical Pairings at the Vermont Cheesemaker Festival By Caitlin Bower   [caption id="attachment_2589" align="alignright" width="224"] Let's get vertical.[/caption] Vertical tasting explores the history of a cheese: how it starts (as milk, as curd, as a fresh cheese, as a toddler) to how it ends up in its final expression. It is the most immediate and accessible way to taste and understand affinage. By eating a cheese at different stages of its development, you taste the flavors that can develop with careful treatment, age and time. While attending July’s Vermont Cheesemaker Festival, I attended a seminar in which three featured cheesemakers chose a different way to explore this process, and with different milk types. 1. Fresh Curd vs. 1 year old (pasteurized and raw cow) - Plymouth Artisan Cheeses Granular curd cheesemaking is the rare, work-intensive process that Plymouth Artisan Cheese owner, Jesse Werner, was able to showcase with his fresh curd and year-old Plymouth "The Original" side by side. From an 1890's recipe, the curd was squeaky, delicious and a tiny bit tangy. The "Original" is made with those same curds and has a bright, acidic, cheddary flavor, much altered by age and process. The Mozzarella Making class at Murray's also offers the opportunity to taste both curd and cheese, with ... Read More

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The Dark Side of the Bloom: Cabot Clothbound Under Black Light

In Curd on the Street On July 21, 2014 0 Comments

By Jenn Smith   Where trippy overlaps with educational in the Venn diagram: looking at Cabot Clothbound under black light at the Cellars at Jasper Hill, getting a… Read More

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Eat Cheese, Drink Summer Beers & Be Merry

In Perfect Pairings, Staff Picks On July 18, 2014 0 Comments

By John David Ryan   I love beer. I drink it year ‘round. But it’s 90 degrees outside right now. I have a cabinet full of barrel-aged quads… Read More

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The Best of Frenemies: Red Wine & Triple Crème Cheese

In Curd on the Street On July 16, 2014 0 Comments

Consider this a friendly PSA from your favorite cheesemongers: Just say “No!” to Bloomies and red wine! We know how it is…you just brought home an amazing little… Read More