UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Today is Fromage Friday at Fairfield Cheese Company

Friday, September 7, 2012

Today is Fromage Friday at Fairfield Cheese Company

 
 
Fromage Friday is Here!
Here is the cheese line-up:

Lillé
Type: Bloomy
Milk: Cow
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Country: VT, USA
Pairing Suggestion: Sparkling, Chardonnay, Pilsner

Lillé is a new cheese from Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company that is based on a recipe for Coulommiers, the ancestor of Brie. Lillé won a Gold Medal at the North American Jersey Awards in 2011. Like Coulommiers, the Lillé is thicker than Brie, yet it has an excellent thin rind. The cheese has a sumptuous soft texture, a mushroom aroma, and a gentle but long-lasting nutty buttery flavor.

Cantal
Type: Firm
Milk: Cow
Country: Auvergne, France
Pairing Suggestion: Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, Ale

Cantal, related to the British Farmhouse Cheddars, is a cow's milk cheese from the Auvergne in south-central France. It is weighty, moist, creamy, with a lovely sweet and milky quality.

Reading
Type: Semi-Soft
Milk: Raw Cow
Country: VT, USA
Pairing Suggestion: Riesling, Chardonnay, Brown Ale

Spring Brook Reading is made from raw cow's milk in Reading, VT on a farm that teaches urban kids where food comes from. An American artisanal version of the famous Alpine melter , Raclette which means to scrape. This one preserves the salty funk of the classic, with more structured flavor and deeply nutty undertones.

Marcel Petite Comté
Type: Firm
Milk: Raw Cow
Country: Jura, France
Pairing Suggestion: Chardonnay, Côtes de Rhône, Pale Ale

Comté is made from the raw milk of red and white Montbeliard cows in the Jura Mountains of France in Franche-Comte. The cheese is produced in small, cooperative dairies, known as "fruitières” and age for 8 months in Jura mountain.

Gorgonzola Cremificato
Type: Blue
Milk: Raw Cow
Country: Lombardy, Italy
Pairing Suggestion: Moscato, Stout

Gorgonzola Cremificato is a creamy cow's milk blue of quality unrivaled by other young or "dolce" Gorgonzolas. Although inoculated with the same blue mold found in spicier blues like Roquefort, this delicate, soft, and unctuous blue is mild and subtly sweet with fresh, grassy undertones. Gorgonzola Cremificato is the perfect dessert cheese and pairs well with Muscat or other similar fruity dessert wines.

Nisa
Type: Firm
Milk: Raw Sheep
Country: Portugal
Pairing Suggestion: Sauvignon Blanc, Pilsner

Nisa is produced in the Alentajo region of east-central Portugal, sometimes known asn “the bread basket” of Portugal for its open landscape and undulating hills. Awarded Portugese DOP (name protected) status, Nisa is a firm-textured cheese made from raw sheep’s milk cheese.

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