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Old Chatham Sheepherding Hudson Valley Camembert 6 oz

$13.00/Each




''Camembert''? It usually isn't square, made with a blend of pasteurized sheep and cow milk, and boasting a slippery, thick texture and mild, well-salted flavor. Disregard for convention doesn't end there. In order to control seasonal milk supply, the Old Chatham herdsmen must overcome the shortening day cue for sheep's fall mating. So, they leave the barn lights on 22 hours a day during the fall and winter months; when they do go out on pasture in March, a group of 10 rams is brought in. The so-called ''Ram Effect,'' appears to be quite successful. Another effective coupling would be this cheese and a glass of white Bordeaux. 2011 American Cheese Society Winner


Just the Facts

Country
United States
Region
New York
Milk Type
Cow, Sheep
Pasteurization
Pasteurized
Rennet Type
Vegetarian
Age
3-5 weeks
Weight
6 oz

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  • Chardonnay

    This wine is all over the map – literally! Flavor varies widely depending on where and how it’s made.

    Old World Chardonnay: crisp and minerally, with flavors of apples and roasted pears.

    Pair with: Fresh or bloomy rind cheese, like Delice de Bourgogne


    New World Chardonnay (USA, warmer climates): richly buttery and oaky, heavy notes of vanilla, brown butter, and tropical fruits.

    Pair with: Slightly stronger cheese like sweet Tickler cheddar, or a mild washed rind.


    Oxidized Chardonnay: When Chardonnay is intentionally exposed to air it is “oxidized.” Common in the Jura mountain region, this wine is almost sherry-like with spicy, nutty flavors.

    Pair with: Play up the bolder flavors with a more complex or funky cheese. Almost any Alpine cheese, like Comte, or earthy aged goat cheese like Chevrot make a great match.

  • Rosé

    We love them all! Everything from light, crisp Provence style to deep and fruity Spanish Rosados. Don’t be afraid to enjoy rosé year-round, but we like the summer staple best with refreshing, mild cheeses that are great in warm weather.

    Pair with: Young chevres like Coupole and bloomy rinds like Moses Sleeper for the lighter stuff. A darker, fruitier rosé can stand up to a heavier cheese like nutty Pecorino Oro Antico. Sparkling rosé is a perfect match for Nettle Meadow Kunik.

  • Wheat Beers

    Wheat Beer, Weisse, Hefeweizen, Wit

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

The iconic label stands out in our cheese case – the black sheep on the green background is tough to miss. And in some ways the cheese from this trailblazing producer in Chatham, New York is the black sheep of the business…they haven’t changed the way they do things in nearly 20 years! The equipment may have been upgraded, but they still cherish old-fashioned cheese-making methods…time, attention and the best milk possible.