A Wisconsin Legend
of Wisconsin that wasn’t flattened by glaciers,
about an hour west of Madison. They only make Pleasant Ridge
when their herd of cows are at pasture,
a true taste of a Wisconsin summer.
over the land and soil around a vineyard?
translate into the milk and cheese.
Basically, those rolling green hills make for some lush AF pastures
and Grade A terroire.
with notes of chocolate and toasted pecans.
It’s a washed rind cheese, like Taleggio or Comté, which balances
the sweetness with savory, onion-y notes.
The texture is as velvety as fudge when young,
growing crunchier with age.
but I love most to shave it thin and pair it with
a New Glarus Spotted Cow farmhouse ale.
By the way, the New Glarus brewery, just 40 miles down the road,
is totally worth the stop.
Thank you to Uplands Cheese for letting me visit the farm – and for trading this hunk for a few Cheese Slut shirts!