Old Chatham Kinderhook Creek 12oz
Old-school American town, new-school American cheese. Kinderhook Creek is a new kid on the block from New York's Old Chatham Sheepherding Company, made from pure East Friesian sheep milk sourced from the Old Chatham flock and local Amish farms. Named for the stream that crosses their farm, the flavor of Kinderhook Creek is designed to embody the flavors of Old Chatham's land. Creamy with bright, grassy flavors, we mature it to mushroomy perfection in our own caves. When aged, the cheese softens to a spreadable paste, and a hint of floral fragrance erupts from the rind - a scent reminiscent to the fields that the sheep graze in. Keep it local with a Long Island Cabernet Franc and New York City's finest Z Crackers.
Just the Facts
Farmhouse Ales & SoursFarmhouse, Saison, Bière de Garde, Lambic, Sour Beer
Farmhouse ales, instead of being driven by malt or hops, depend on the yeast for their distinctive spicy, floral, and tart flavors. Commonly made by brewers in France and Belgium, farmhouse ales are usually light in color and body and quite effervescent. From time to time, brewers allow wild yeasts to ferment the beer, resulting in a brew that falls somewhere in between pleasantly bright to bracingly sour.
Pair with: Mushroomy Brie Fermier or funky, bacony Epoisses are matches made in heaven.
RoséWe 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.
Sparkling WineChampagne, Cava, Prosecco, anything with bubbles!
Pair with: The effervescence of Sparkling Wines makes for a great pairing with richer, fattier cheeses that coat the mouth: think La Tur and Brunet, or a triple creme like Brillat Savarin or Delice de Bourgogne.