Our Featured Gourmet Soft Ripened Cheese
The Georgian Green Hill is a soft-ripened, double-cream cow's milk cheese that is made with pasteurized milk and ages around 3-6 weeks.
This gourmet cheese has a white, bloomy rind; and has a rich and smooth flavor. The color of the cheese is bright yellow, caused by the higher butterfat composition in the milk due to rotational grazing at a dairy where Sweet Grass Dairy purchases the milk from.
Green Hill has a buttery taste and soft, creamy texture with a thin to medium rind. The cheese will occasionally develop some blue mold on the surface which is natural and safe to eat.
Green Hill was awarded a first place in the soft ripened cheese category at the American Cheese Society Competition of 2007, and a 3rd place in the 2010 and 2012 competition. Also in 2010 Green Hill was awarded a Silver Medal in the World Cheese Awards. read more...
Browse our great selection of International Gourmet Soft-Ripened cheeses. Soft-ripened cheeses (also called surface-ripened or bloomy cheeses) are ripened from the outside in; they are soft and often runny at room temperature. The most common soft-ripened cheeses have a white, bloomy rind that is sometimes flecked with red or brown. The rind is edible and is produced by spraying the surface of the cheese with a special mold, called penicillium candidum, before the brief aging period. Soft-ripened cheeses can be made with raw or pasteurized milk, but the ones made with pasteurized milk cannot be imported into the US due to the USDA required 60 days maturation time. Cheeses in the soft-ripened category include brie, camembert styles, and the triple crèmes. Try them and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.
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