Joy to the World
Rush Creek has Come
What’s My Name? Rush Creek Reserve
What Kind of Cheese Am I? I’m a very special cheese that only comes once a year! I’m a soft raw cow’s milk cheese with a washed rind that’s bound in spruce bark and aged for 60 days.
Where Am I From? Uplands Cheese in Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Three Words That Describe Me: Burly, supple, and transcendent
Fun Fact: Uplands Cheese only makes two cheeses, Pleasant Ridge Reserve and me. My sister cheese is made only with summer milk from grassfed cow’s, I’m made with rich autumn milk from cow’s that are eating hay.
What Do I Smell Like? Resin and pine
What Do I Feel Like? Soft like frosting
What Do I Taste Like? Beef and custard with a hint of smoke
Favorite Foods: I’m best enjoyed alone with a spoon or a hunk of sourdough. If you want to go crazy, try me with bacon or some crunchy potatoes, like french fries or roasted fingerlings. My rich paste begs for something crisp and bright, like dill pickles or tart apples.
Favorite Beverages: Pair me with your favorite thing to sip by the fireplace, like dry ciders, dark ales, or whiskey cocktails. I’m especially delectable with a Scotch Manhattan.
Where to Find Me: I come around once a year, along with the holidays. You can usually find me around Thanksgiving but I’ll disappear before the new year. Ask your local cheese shop or whole foods if they’re expecting me.
What I’ll Cost You: About $30-34 per wheel (aprox. 12 oz)
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