When this cheese is young it has a smooth texture and rich buttery flavor. As it ripens the flavors deepen to toasted nuts, bacon, cauliflower and creme fraiche. The milk comes from the Ayrshire Cows at Jasper Hill who spend much of their time out on pasture.
Jasper Hill Farm, located in the Northeast Kingdom, has a small herd of Ayrshires that are quite spoiled. The cows go out on a fresh piece of pasture after every milking during the spring summer and fall and are fed a ration of dry hay through the winter, when they stay in avoiding harsh winter wind and snow and listen to a great selection of jazz and classical music. These healthy happy cows are taken care of by Andy Kehler, who has worked with his brother Mateo Kehler since 1998 making superior cheeses.
Enjoy this cheese on it's own, with crackers, a flavorful loaf of bread, or dried fruits and jams. Delightfully creamy, the flavors are best when served at room temperature.
Store in the refrigerator.