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Beecher's Handmade Cheese Marco Polo Reserve

Beecher's Handmade Cheese Marco Polo Reserve
Beecher's Handmade Cheese Marco Polo Reserve
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  • Pasteurized
  • Microbial Rennet
  • Age: 10 Months
  • Cow Milk
  • by Beecher's Handmade Cheese
  • United States
  • Approachable

A clothbound version of Beecher’s Marco Polo cheese, Marco Polo Reserve is studded with cracked green and black peppercorns and aged to crumbly perfection. Covered in cheesecloth and open-air aged, this version of the peppery cheese is a bit drier and even richer, with concentrated notes of roasted nuts and a pleasant tang. Showcase with Red Bee Honeycomb and Mitica® Caramelized Walnuts—the punchy, peppery cheese plays beautifully with sweet treats.

“Everyone should have a salad that can go from dinner-for-one to dinner party. Mine is peppery, complex Marco Polo Reserve shredded over arugula, with sliced apples and Mitica® Caramelized Walnuts.”
Murray’s Cheesemonger – New York, NY
Pasteurized Cow's Milk, Salt, Pepper, Culture, Enzymes
  • Through our partnership, Beecher's orders will be shipped from an alternate facility outside of Murray’s. You will receive a separate tracking number from Beecher's for your order.
  • Marco Polo Reserve starts the same way as Marco Polo—with cheddar and Gruyère cultures and the cheddaring process.
  • Cheddaring is a technique where, after the curd is cooked and whey is drained, the curds are piled and cut into long slabs, which are turned and stacked over and over, consolidating and firming up as the rest of the whey drains.
  • Beecher’s adds not only familiar black peppercorns to this cheese but also green peppercorns, which are harvested before they mature and have a fresher flavor.
  • It’s also clothbound, meaning it’s rubbed in butter and wrapped in cheesecloth before aging and developing a natural rind.
  • Thinly shave on top of pasta to add a layer of briny, bold flavor that’s reminiscent of cacio e pepe.
  • In 2003, lifelong cheese lover Kurt Beecher Dammeier opened Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market.
  • Visitors can watch their favorite cheeses come to life through Beecher’s glass-walled cheesemaking locations.
  • Beecher’s uses traditional methods perfected by cheesemakers over thousands of years and crafts cheeses free of artificial ingredients and colors. The premium milk used to produce Beecher’s cheese contains no added rBST.
  • From their signature Flagship cheese to extra-aged varieties, clothbound wheels to exciting flavored options, their products are as delicious as the fresh milk they’re made from, which comes from local farms.
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