Cheese Reviews

Pierce Pt from Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes, CA

Pierce Point from Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes, CA

This is not my first cheese from Cowgirl Creamery - I've had the Red Hawk a few times, and I'm a big fan of the Mount Tam, but I'd never had anything else from them, so when I saw this little herby bloomy round cheese sitting in the case, I snatched it up. For total honesty though, I have a major bias towards herby cheeses like this - the Julianna from Capriole was the first cheese I ever fell in love with, I pretty much always have some kind of herby chèvre on hand, and Fleur de Maquis had a place on literally every cheese board I made for....several months (haha). So I came into this with pretty high hopes that I would love it!

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Bola de Ocosingo from Chiapas, Mexico

Bola de Ocosingo, from Chiapas, Mexico

This is a cheese I was CRAZY excited to try. The Bola de Ocosingo is a cheese from Chiapas, Mexico, and is mostly made by small co-ops or farmsteads in the region. It is not available in the United States (yet!! hopefully someday!), but I was fortunate to be able to get a little ball from Jessica Fernández, a super cool cheesemonger from Mexico. She works with Lactography, and knows all kinds of great info about Mexican artisan cheeses and when she came to visit New York, I asked her to bring me something, anything, cool and curdy from her home country. And she delivered!!

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Sweet Emotions, from Lazy Lady Farm in Westfield, VT

Sweet Emotions, from Lazy Lady Farm in Westfield, VT

This is not my first time trying a cheese from Lazy Lady Farm, so I had high hopes when trying this Sweet Emotions wheel for the first time. And fortunately, my high hopes were warranted because this little mixed milk dream is DELICIOUS!

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Keep Dreaming from Dorothy’s Cheese

Keep Dreaming, from Dorothy's in Lena, IL

Keep Dreaming is a beautiful little ash coated small format cow's milk wheel from Dorothy's is born out of a cheesemaker's dream to create a cheese that starts out creamy and grows in strength as it matures. In this aspect, I feel like Keep Dreaming is reasonably successful.

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