Bleu Mont Dairy Bandaged Cheddar
- Animal Rennet
- Age: 2 Months
- Cow Milk
- by Bleu Mont Dairy
- United States
Emerging from two years of careful aging beneath Wisconsin hills, this cheddar’s rich layers of flavor speak to its cave-aged origins. Expect an earthy, woodsy flavor near the rind and a bright sweetness in the center. Accentuated by a great crystal crunch, add a dallop of Three Little Figs French Onion Confit and wash down Bleu Mont Dairy Bandaged Cheddar with a tart Doppel beer.
- Cheesemaker Willi Lehner sources milk from his neighbors’ farms, and crafts his cheese at local creameries. Bandaging the wheels like mummies, he ages them in his own experimental south Wisconsin cave, carved into a hillside.
- At least a year of aging underground creates a perfect balance between caramel sweetness, background acidity, and an intense mossiness at the rind.
- Serve Bleu Mont Dairy Bandaged Cheddar with slices of Murray's Calabrese and Rustic Bakery Sweet Onion & Creme Fraiche Flatbread.