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Twin Maple Farm
Hudson Red

In picturesque Ghent, NY the team behind Twin Maple Farms takes raw milk from its herd of Jersey Cows and makes Hudson Red onsite in a retrofitted barn. The resulting cheese has a reddish and lightly funky outer layer, and a velvety paste that's a little sweeter than most washed rinds. Time in Murray's Cave 5 protects that pungent coat and encourages the breakdown of the paste for gently ooze. Bring Old and New World together by pairing it with an Alsatian Gewurztraminer or a Belgian Ale.

As seen in Saveur’s Decadent Cheese Plates

Just the facts

Country USA
Region New York
Maker Twin Maple Farm
Milk Type Cow
Pasteurization Unpasteurized
Rennet Type Microbial
Age No
Cheese Type Stinky
Wheel Weight 2-4 months
Pairing Recommendations

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  • Bourbon

    Think: Caramelly, crystalline Aged Gouda has the strength to stand up to bolder booze With sweet Bourbon it’s almost like dessert.
    With sweet Bourbon it’s almost like dessert.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    Full-bodied with no shortage of flavor. This grape is grown in almost every climate, which means lots of diversity across bottles.

    Old World Cabernet: Earthy with aromas of leather, hay, and dark dried fruits. Sometimes a hint of eucalyptus or violet.
    Pair with: Cheese with flavor that can stand up to this big wine. Alpine style cheeses like Comte or Appenzeller and some sweeter blues like Bleu d’Auvergne would make a good match.

    New World Cabernet: Characterized by bold oaky flavors and high levels of tannins. These wines are about as full-bodied as you can get, very jammy with flavors of reduced fruit.
    Pair with: Sweet clothbound cheddar or a Grana style cheese like Parmigiano Reggiano or Podda Classico.


  • Riesling

    This food-friendly wine ranges from super sweet to quite dry. Acidity, minerality, and aromas of tropical fruit are almost always present.

    Dry: Characterized by bracing acidity and stark minerality. Tropical fruit on the nose, stunningly balanced flavor overall.
    Pair with: This versatile wine works equally well with a fresh chevre (bringing out acidity) as it does a stinky Alsatian Munster (playing up the sweet/salty contrast).

    Sweet: The other end of the spectrum offers a cloyingly sweet, syrupy wine. Aromas of ripe peaches and tropical fruit dominate, along with floral, perfumed accents.
    Pair with: With something this strong it’s best to contrast the sweetness with something funky or salty: A pungent washed rind like Grayson or a punchy blue like Bleu du Bocage.


Meet The Maker

This Maple’s got roots. In Ghent, NY, on land continuously farmed since the turn of the 19th century, partners Matthew Scott, Dan Berman, and Douglass Ginn, craft aged cheeses from the raw milk of nearby Dutch Hollow Farm’s herd of Jersey cows. With attention to quality and sustainability- and with an arm of the business dedicated to collective marketing of the Empire State’s farmstead cheeses- Twin Maple Farm creates thoughtfully made cheeses in the context of the rich agricultural heritage of the Hudson Valley.

Cave Aged Hudson Red zoom

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