Whitney is made in the style of mid-elevation mountain cheeses of the Alps. The curds are rinsed with water during the cheesemaking process to slow the acidification and create a smooth, elastic texture. As the cheese matures, the wheels are washed with a mixture of morge, a cultured brine, and spent yeast from 'La Garagista' tanks, a terroir-driven natural winemaker in Vermont. The results are cheese with a mellow milky flavor and a fruity, funky finish.
Farm/Producer/Importer: Jasper Hill Farm
Place: Greensboro, VT
Milk Type: Raw Cow
Age: 3-6 Months
Pairing: Grüner Veltliner, Saison