Consider Bardwell Rupert
Country: VT, USA
Treatment/Milk Raw Cow
THE FLAVOR EXPERIENCE
The classic alpine cheeses of France and Switzerland - hefty beauties like Gruyere, Comte and Beaufort - supplied the inspiration for Rupert, a raw cow's milk cheese from Vermont.
Named for one of the oldest towns in the state, Rupert debuted about five years ago, so it's an infant compared to those centuries-old mountain wheels from Europe. But it is already a cheese of distinction that may help preserve a historic Vermont dairy farm.