Country: VT, USA
Treatment/Milk Raw Cow
THE FLAVOR EXPERIENCE
It might be easier to list the flavors you don't taste, as Calderwood tends to traverse the flavor spectrum. Sweet and nutty up front, giving way to sourdough bread and butter before finishing with tropical fruits, especially pineapple.
A collaboration between Jasper Hill and Anne Saxelby, this cheese was designed to amplify the terroir by pressing toasted and shredded hay - the same hay that the cattle eat - into the rind of Alpha Tolman, a cheese that Jasper Hill has been producing for years. The result is intoxicating, especially if you're into that barnyardy flavor profile.