Our Featured Gourmet Washed Rind Cheese
Grayson is a soft, finely textured cheese with a orange-brown sticky rind, a golden semi-soft paste, a pungent aroma and a rich, beefy taste with nutty overtones. Virginia's Feete family says it is reminiscent of an Italian Taleggio or a French Livarot. Grayson is made with raw milk of Jersey cows and aged longer than their Italian and French counterparts, around 60 days; no pesticides or herbicides are used in the fields where the cows are pastured.
This washed-rind gourmet cheese is made in the mountains of southwestern Virginia at the Meadow Creek Dairy; a small family farm dedicated to sustainable agriculture. Grayson is only produced when the cows are on natural pasture from April through October. From the 80 Jersey cows Helen and Rick Feete milk, approximately 20% will be used to make cheese. This allows them to use only the highest quality read more...
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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