BIG CHEESE 8/14/17
Our Vermont Special of the Week!
Von Trapp, Mad River Blue
Located in Waitsfield,Vermont, Von Trapp Farmstead is owned and operated by Sebastian von Trapp. Sebastian is the third generation to be involved in his family's hillside farm. Since 2009, Sebastian has been producing cheese several times a week in a facility adjacent to the barn. He has also developed a partnership with the Cellars at Jasper Hill, which has enabled him to expand the production of aged cheeses. Mad River Blue is named after Mad River Valley. Produced using the farm's raw organic cow's milk, wheels of the cheese are pierced when young to allow the growth of Penicillium roqueforti. They are then aged on the farm for approximately three months, developing a natural rind and blue veining. Mad River Blue is quite approachable with a buttery texture, notes of hay and grass, light sweetness, saltiness and a mild blue bite. Try pairing it with a sweet Sauternes, a light, crisp Beaujolais cru or dark, malty stout.
Reg Price: $23.49/lb
Sale Price: $21.49/lb