Jasper Hill Winnimere
Inspired by the Swiss favorite Forsterkase, Winnimere is a hand-made, raw milk re-invention. Named for the shore on Caspian Lake near the farm in Greensboro, VT, Winnimere is washed with a simple salt-water brine solution. The simple brine acts as a blank canvas on which flavor-diverse raw milk and the complex aromas of a unique aging environment are expressed. A fat spruce binding is cut by hand from trees on the farm's property to be wrapped around the wheel. The texture is soft, squidgy and velvet in the mouth, the flavor moderate and deep but its pungent, smoky aroma shouldn't overwhelm the woodsy, sweet cream flavor. The best way to serve a full wheel is to slice off a portion of the top rind and let your guests scoop out the luscious core. We like to do this whilst clutching a split of Austrian red.