Green Mountain Blue Cheese, Gore Dawn Zola
For 14 generations the Boucher family has passed the farm from father to son. Rene moved the farm to Vermont in the 1940s. Today, two of his grandsons, Daniel and Denis, perform the daily operations, milking 140 Holstein, French Normandy, and Guernsey dairy cows.
Gore Dawn Zola is named with a nod to cheesemaker Dawn Morin-Boucher and the road on which the farm is located, Gore Road. This cheese is well-balanced, crumbly, complex, and tangy with notes of bittersweet chocolate and mushrooms. This cheese is much firmer and noticeably milder than its Italian inspiration Gorgonzola. Although delicious on its own, Gore Dawn Zola simply is perfectly paired with sweet items like dark chocolate, caramelized nuts, or honey.