Sequatchie Cove Walden
- Animal Rennet
- Age: 3 Months
- Cow Milk
- by Sequatchie Cove Creamery
- United States
Named for Walden Ridge in Tennessee’s Sequatchie Valley, this Reblochon-style cheese is lusciously supple. Walden is a soft-ripened selection—at first bite of the velvety paste, you’ll detect complex notes of buttered mushrooms and walnuts, with just a hint of earthy musk. A crisp white wine or a slightly sweet cider pairs beautifully with this silky cheese.
- Walden is a pasteurized cheese, modeled on Reblochon. Reblochon is an AOC-protected cheese—which means it can be made only in a specific place, according to strict standards — made in the Thônes region of Haute-Savoie in France. It’s a soft cheese with a supple, buttery texture. Unfortunately, as it’s made with raw milk and aged for fewer than 60 days, it is not allowed to be sold in the United States.
- Walden is named for Walden’s Ridge, which divides the Appalachian Plateau. In conjunction with the Cumberland Plateau, Walden’s Ridge makes an almost perfectly straight 150-mile-long valley from Tennessee to Alabama.
- Pair with a crisp white wine, a plate of Sliced Tanara Culatta, and a dollop of B& R Dried Apricot Spread.
- For more than a decade, Nathan and Padgett Arnold have been making raw-milk, farmstead cheeses at Sequatchie Cove Creamery in Sequatchie, Tennessee.
- The creamery is 100% solar-powered and has a spotlight on sustainability—the Arnolds feed their whey to woodlot pigs to avoid waste.
- Sequatchie Cove Creamery’s products are inspired by cheeses from the Savoie region of France, with the unique characteristics of the local Southern terroir.