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A firm raw cow milk cheese with intense fruit and olive flavors.
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Named for the next hamlet over from Vulto creamery in Walton, NY, Hamden is cheese gone wild. Its birth story: cheesemaker Jos Vulto took a few wheels from their Ouleout batch and let them free to develop their own natural rind. Lo and behold: a rich diversity of molds and yeasts on the rind for plenty of earthy crunch. Its semi-soft paste tastes of the valley in spring—fresh milk, just-cut grass, hay. Hamden is Tomme de Savoie’s Hudson Valley soul sister. It begs for farmhouse ale, a crusty baguette, and ripe stone fruit. Jos Vulto left his career as a metal-worker to follow the siren-call of cheesemaking. He started out in his Brooklyn apartment, crafting cheese in his kitchen and aging his wheels beneath the sidewalk. In 2012, he opened a real-deal operation in New York’s western Catskills. We’re happy he did. He sources milk his neighbor, farmer Dan Finn’s herd of Holstein and Jersey cows and makes raw milk beauties full of charisma and depth. Read More
Holy cow. You haven't tasted Emmentaler until you've tasted this 18 month giant. Though you may be very familiar with this cheese’s much younger sibling from sandwiches of yore, this Slow Food-certified Swiss is in its own class of flavor. Aged for 2 years, it resembles Parmigiano more than the Swiss you'd find in a deli. The alpine cows whose milk creates these 200 pound wheels are treated to a high-altitude diet of wild grasses, herbs, and flowers, which gives the cheese a slightly spicy, savory and nutty profile. Alpine perfection. Read More
In the Swiss Alps just west of Zurich, we found your new favorite after-work-beer-in-hand cheese! Made with raw, organic cows’ milk by master cheesemaker Sepp Brullisauer and his team, there’s a magic blend of grassy, herbal flavors and Alpine cheeses’ signature nuttiness. Bio Urchruter makes a complex addition to dishes like fondue and mac and cheese, and can also pair with dried cherries and spiced nuts on a cheese plate. Read More
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