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Alemar Cheese Company Good Thunder

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$40.00/Lb


Keith Adams, once a finance guy, turned cheesemaker back in 2009 when he transformed his first vat of locally sourced milk into cheese. Based on Old World standards, Pont l'Eveque and Reblochon, Good Thunder is an orange, wrinkly-rind square of dense cream line and creamy paste that spreads wonderfully over torn pieces of fresh bread and sturdy crackers. It's washed with a local Minnesota craft beer, Surly Bender, and picks up funk and smoothness as it ages. And it goes great with malty ales and well-seasoned salami.

A whole piece of Alemar Company Good Thunder is approximately 8 ounces or 1/2 lb.


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Just the Facts

Country
United States
Region
Minnesota
Milk Type
Cow
Pasteurization
Pasteurized
Rennet Type
Vegetarian
Age
3 weeks
Weight
8oz

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    Pair with: Sweet and earthy Bleu Mont Bandaged Cheddar or malty Bleu d’Auvergne.

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    Pair with: Almost any firm, mild cheese like Tomme de Savoie or Landaff Creamery Landaff.


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    Pair with: Bright, tangy goat’s milk cheeses like Westfield Capri and buttery bloomy rinds like Nettle Meadow Kunik.