Spring Brook Farm Tarentaise
This is one cheesy do-gooder. Made from a recipe created by John Putnam at Thistle Hill Farm, who was inspired by the French cheese Abondance, this is Jeremy Stephenson's reinterpretation. Spring Brook Farm makes great cheese while hosting city kids for rural education programs. Raw, grass-fed cow milk makes for neon yellow cheese replete with spicy notes and a prickly pineapple finish. Look for little crunchy clusters if you're lucky. Looks good, tastes good, feels good--and drinks good with Gamay Beaujolais. 2014 American Cheese Society Winner!