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Meadow Creek


Looks like Taleggio. Smells like Feete. This award-winning cheese is a product of the strict ecological farming practices of the Virginia Feete family. Using the raw milk of their 80-head herd of Jersey cows, this hand-crafted cheese is available 9 months a year. It arrives to Murray's deliciously sticky and stinky but time in our caves takes it to the next level. Deep, golden paste spills across the plate in a river of oniony, beefy, full-throttle intensity. Not for the feint of the heart, and one of the best we've ever tasted. Tame the Feete(s) with a malty brown ale.

Just the facts

Country USA
Region Virginia
Maker Meadow Creek
Milk Type Cow
Pasteurization Unpasteurized
Rennet Type Microbial
Age 2-3 months
Cheese Type Stinky
Wheel Weight 6 pounds
Pairing Recommendations

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  • 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.


  • Cider

    Brie and apples, cheddar and apples – both delicious! Why not extend that deliciousness to apples in liquid form? Enjoy cider and cheese for a pairing to remember.

    English style: drier, more like a beer, with nice acidity.
    Pair with: : Just about anything but we love it with firm natural rind cheese, like Landaff.

    Basque/Normandy : barnyardy and funky, but still with a little sweetness.
    Pair with: A beefy washed rind, like Grayson or Hudson Red to contrast the sugar and bring out the funk.


    American Cider: often, but not always on the sweeter side.
    Pair with: Sweet and earthy Bleumont Bandaged Cheddar or malty Bleu d’Auvergne.

Meet The Maker

When you hear about American cheese, you may think of pastoral scenes in Vermont, upstate New York or Northern California. What you might not think of is the mountains of southwest Virginia. But that’s exactly where Meadow Creek set up shop in 1980, and ever since, their farmstead cheeses have been opening eyes and making mouths water across the US.

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