Milton Creamery Flory's Truckle
Milton Creamery worked hand-in-hand with the Flory Family of Jamesport, Missouri to develop this aged clothbound cheddar, earning its unique name. In the traditional style, this cheese ages with the cheesecloth left on the outside, allowing the cheese to breathe and resulting in the appealing dry, crumbly texture. The cheese is allowed to dry for ten days and is then coated with lard (!) and aged twelve months. What comes to fruition is a cheddar with an unparalleled peppery aroma and a rich grassy flavor. The dense and crystallized paste needs something juicy to go along with it - keep that in mind and lay out a spread of plums and pale ale to pair.
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BourbonThink: Caramelly, crystalline cheeses have the strength to stand up to bolder booze. With sweet bourbon, these cheeses become almost like dessert.
MalbecThis rustic wine is inky and dark, full-bodied with plenty of tannins. Fruity flavors of plums and berries are contrasted by spice and leather.
Pair with: Equally toothsome cheeses like Boerenkaas Gouda.
Strong BeersBarleywine, Old Ale, Strong Ale, Scotch Ale
Big and intense, with an alcohol punch to match, don’t underestimate any of these guys. Flavors will favor the malty side of the spectrum, with dark fruit, leather, and tobacco notes common. You will taste the booze. And it will be delicious.
Pair with: A cheese equally big in flavor. Dunbarton Blue has subtle bluing and a savory-sweet gouda flavor that will be a perfect match for these tough brews.