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Murray's Cave Aged Rupert Reserve

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This extra-aged gem from our Caves is one of Consider Bardwell Farm’s most popular selections. Typically packed with notes of butterscotch and tropical fruit, we kept Rupert in our Caves for almost two full years to deepen and intensify its award-winning flavor. Consider Bardwell, established in 1864, straddles the border of Vermont and New York, offering the lush Champlain Valley as the background for their sustainable dairy and farm. Typically, Rupert comes to stay with us for just about six months, but this long-term visitor has been treated in our Natural Rind Cave for nearly 24 months, allowing it to develop notes of succulent ham and bacon, as well as a hint of pineapple--think Hawaiian pizza in cheese form! We recommend pairing this savory flavor bomb with something equally as bold, like a juicy red wine and a few slices of chorizo.

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Milk Type
Rennet Type
2 yr.

Pour a glass of...
  • Bourbon

    Think: Caramelly, crystalline cheeses have the strength to stand up to bolder booze. With sweet bourbon, these cheeses become almost like dessert.
  • Malbec

    This 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.

  • Merlot

    A smooth and medium-bodied wine with a more rounded flavor than other reds. Dark fruits are present but with minimal tannins and no noticeable spice.

    Pair with: Earthy tommes like Toma Walser, mellow Fontina, or a lightly aged goat cheese like Leonora.

Founded in 1864 by Consider Stebbins Bardwell, this 300-acre farm was Vermont’s first cheesemaking coop. Now, more than 100 years later, Angela Miller and Russell Glover are continuing the tradition, making cheese by hand using milk from their herd of 100 Oberhaslis goats, and from cows at neighboring partner farms. All of the milk used to make their small batches of cheese is free of antibiotics and hormones, and animals graze on pesticide- and fertilizer-free pastures that straddle Vermont’s Champlain Valley and Washington County, New York. The farm recently joined the USDA Grassland Reserve Program, which is a voluntary conservation membership that emphasizes biodiversity of local flora and fauna. Diverse diets help the cows and goats produce sweet and flavorful milk, which means tasty cheese for all of us!