Typically bright and lemony, with clean citrus flavors. Can also have grassy and vegetal aromas (think green bell pepper).
We love them all! Everything from light, crisp Provence style to deep and fruity Spanish Rosados. Don’t be afraid to enjoy rosé year-round, but we like the summer staple best with refreshing, mild cheeses that are great in warm weather.
Pair with: Young chevres like Coupole and bloomy rinds like Moses Sleeper for the lighter stuff. A darker, fruitier rosé can stand up to a heavier cheese like nutty Pecorino Oro Antico. Sparkling rosé is a perfect match for Nettle Meadow Kunik.
After studying Food Science and oenology, the muses of fermentation led owner, Carleton Yoder, to Vermont where he planned to craft hard cider. Fate and mold had other plans for him. Instead, he found himself drawn in by small scale cheesemaking and traditional farming methods, and after a spell learning the ropes, he founded Champlain Valley Creamery and started making his own award winning artisanal cheeses. His creamery in Vergennes, VT produces certified organic cheese made with whole milk and cream from a pastured herd of mixed-breed Holstein and Jersey cows from nearby Journey’s Hope Farm. Their milk, which yields high butterfat and solids, is perfect for producing one of our favorite hand ladled, soft-ripened bloomy rinds: Champlain Valley Triple Crème.