Monday was a very special day in the cheese making room. We were blessed to have a group of culinary students from the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education join us. To add to the excitement we were going to be making our seasonal fall cheese; Cherry Christmas. The idea behind Cherry Christmas was to use flavors that remind us of the fall and winter holidays. When I think Thanksgiving thoughts of sage stuffing and cranberry sauce fill my head. Unfortunately cranberries, sage and Gouda do not pair well but cherries compliment the flavors perfectly. We were also able to keep with the holiday theme by using red cherries and green sage to give the appearance of a festive Christmas wheel. After a grueling 60 day aging process this sweet, salty and savory treat will be ready just in time for your holiday meals. On November 22nd come to the store and see just how cherry your Christmas can be.
Cheese Maker Evan