Browse our great selection of Gourmet Washed Rind Cheeses. Washed rind cheeses are typically bathed or washed with salted water, wine, brandy or local spirits. The washing or bathing helps to break down the curd from the outside. The washing process also helps cheeses to retain moisture, and develop a powerful flavor. The cheese becomes soft and thick and the rind becomes part of the cheese. The color changes to reddish or yellowish. These pungent, stinky cheeses often have a smooth and creamy interior. Try them and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.
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Our Featured Gourmet Washed Rind Cheese
Red Hawk is a triple-cream, washed-rind, fully-flavored cheese made from organic cow's milk. This small cheese is aged for 6 weeks and washed with a brine solution that promotes the growth of a bacteria that tints the rind a sunset red-orange.
Red Hawk is named after a raptor that circles the skies in northern Marin County where this gourmet cheese is made and it has like all washed rind cheeses an presence. If you like Epoisses and Munster, you will most likely like this Californian cheese.
Red Hawk won a 2nd Place Ribbon in 2007 in the Washed Rind Cheeses Category and a second place of all categories in 2009 and 2012 at the American Cheese Society Competition. read more...