THE BIG CHEESE | 1/14-1/20!
THE BIG CHEESE
OUR VERMONT CHEESE SPECIAL OF THE WEEK
Champlain Valley Creamery, Pepper Queso Fresco 8oz
Established in 2003, Champlain Valley Creamery handcrafts certified organic cheese in Vergennes, Vermont. With a graduate degree in food science and a background in wine and hard cider making, Carleton Yoder was eager to run his own business and in Vermont, small-scale cheesemaking was a natural progression.
The milk that Champlain Valley Creamery uses comes from Blissful Dairy in Bridport, VT. Blissful Dairy is certified organic and also supplies Organic Valley with milk. Champlain Valley Creamery first started their business by making their Old Fashioned Cream Cheese. From cream cheese, Carlton branched out into making soft cheeses and is the only Vermont producer of organic queso fresco cheese.
This Pepper Queso Fresco is a play on the traditional Mexican cheese with sweet and spicy peppers. The name queso fresco means "fresh cheese" in Spanish and is a soft and mild part-skim cheese with fresh milk flavor and a little bit of acidity to give it some zing, the addition of sweet piquante and spicy jalapeno peppers add a subtle sweetness followed by notes of jalapeno heat. This cheese shreds and melts nicely making it a perfect topping for tacos, pizza, burritos, salads and anywhere you use mozzarella and other fresh cheeses.