Rush Creek Reserve is a seasonal cheese inspired by the French Vacherin Mont d' Or. It is a washed rind cheese with a milder but complex flavor enhanced by its spruce bark. It is woodsy, bacony, with hints of smokiness. The texture is luxurious. It's pudding-like, and silky smooth, and made for scooping. Cheesemaker Andy Hatch uses raw winter milk from his herd of cows making this a seasonal gem. It is sold by the piece, each weighing about 12 ounces.
Farm/Producer/Importer: Uplands Cheese Company
Place: Dodgeville, WI
Style: Washed rind
Milk Type: Raw Cow
Age: 60 days
Pairing: Gewürztraminer, Vienna Lager