Our Featured Gourmet Pungent Cheese
Winnimere is made from the raw, winter milk of Ayrshire cows at Jasper Hill Farm. Young cheeses are wrapped in strips of spruce cambium, the tree's inner bark layer, which is harvested from the farm's woodlands.
Aged 60 days, this cheese is spoonably soft and has a flavor profile that recalls bacon, sweet cream and spruce.
The rind of the cheese may be a tacky, or have a soft layer of lighter mold. Some mottling on the bark or pinkness of the rind is to be expected. The paste should be thick but oozing and even-textured. At it's peak, the pungent flavors will be balanced by a rich milky sweetness.
Winnimere is named fro the corner of Caspian Lake where the Kehler's (owners of Jasper Hill Farm) grandfather had an ice fishing shack. The recipe concept evolved from classic Swiss and French traditions of bark-wrapping winter cheese, which both holds read more...
Browse our great selection of pungent or stinky cheeses. Some people love them, some people hate them. It’s all about getting it past your nose to experience the flavor and texture of the cheese. Many pungent cheeses have a washed-rind and if you like to pair these pungent creatures you can do that with a floral, sweet wine like a Riesling or Gewurtztraminer, a full-bodied red wine or try it with a beer, a Lambic. We dare you. Try them and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.
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