Jasper Hill Farm Hinman Settler
What happens when you give an award-winning cow’s milk cheese an infusion of sheep’s milk? You get Jasper Hill Farm’s Hinman Settler. A first cousin to the widely celebrated Bayley Hazen Blue, Hinman Settler is characterized by its deep, chocolatey flavor with hints of bacon and licorice. Both named for roads near Vermont-based Jasper Hill Cellars, the original blue is a rich, celebrated classic that makes a perfect pairing for a dark stout or a sweet Riesling, and the Hinman Settler takes it to new heights—with the addition of sheep’s milk, this cheese emerges with a distinctly denser, silkier texture and some added richness to the same incredible flavor. Don’t miss out—this buttery blue is available in limited quantities for a short time only.
Just the Facts
BourbonThink: Caramelly, crystalline cheeses have the strength to stand up to bolder booze. With sweet bourbon, these cheeses become almost like dessert.
Pinot NoirLighter bodied and delicate. Old World style generally offers more funk, New World more fruit.
Old World Pinot: Flavors of fresh cherries and raspberry balanced by a barnyard funk and high minerality. Sometimes has floral aromas, reminiscent of rose petal.
Pair with: Almost anything! Works with funky Frenchies Epoisses and Langres, or mild natural rinds like Tomme de Savoie.
Porters and StoutsPorter, Stout, Imperial Stout
Welcome to the dark side of beer. Porters and Stouts are born of heavily roasted malted barley, which colors the beer and develops toasty flavors recalling chocolate, coffee, and chicory. Looks can be deceiving, though: dark doesn’t always mean strong. Porters and stouts can be incredibly light in body, or big boozy affairs that pour like syrup.
Pair with: A mild, creamy blue like Cambozola Black.