Cricket Creek Tobasi
Inhale and recall the scent of woodsy summer barbecues, mushrooms emerging out of fresh earth, and of course the scent of ballpark peanuts, and you'll be in the right mindset to enjoy Cricket Creek's Tobasi. Originally created as a Taleggio, this dusty orange washed rind has the same custardy, creamy consistency, but takes on a flavor of its own. The raw cow's milk melts in a buttery consistency, the flavor reminiscent of sweet cream whipped together with freshly picked morels. Beneath, a hidden meatiness emerges briefly, like applewood smoked bacon, which gives way to peanut notes - a Chardonnay brings out that woody nuttiness, especially with a bit of Speck sliced on the side.