Appalachian is Meadow Creek Dairy’s original offering; a semi-soft, Tomme-style cheese, made with the rich, raw milk of the farm’s Jersey cross herd. The flavour can best be described as bright and vibrant with buttery overtones and a mushroom earthiness that recalls the depth of the aging cellars. The paste is supple and straw-colored and the texture is dense, velvety and lush, melting on the tongue. Appalachian comes in square “wheels” and vividly showcases the milk of a herd bred on the rolling hills of the great Southeastern Appalachian mountains.PDF Info Sheet
Meadow Creek Dairy is a family farm perched on the misty, cool reaches of hills at the foot of America’s stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. At an elevation of 2,800 feet, the combination of pure water, clean air, and deep soils produce an ideal environment for growing mineral-rich pastures.
Cheesemaker and affineur Helen Feete and her husband Rick have been dedicated to the craft of sustainable farming since 1980. Over the past 37 years, they’ve constantly improved the genetics and milk quality of their herd while practicing intensive grazing. Meadow Creek’s cheese production is resolutely seasonal; the cheese is only made when the cows are on pasture. The animals graze freely on a diverse mixture of perennial grasses and legumes, supplemented with grains, salt and Norwegian kelp. By focusing on the quality of milk and lifestyle of their herd, Meadow Creek has proven that something simple can become truly magnificent.
Appalachian (a-pa-LATCH-an) was named after the farm’s majestic surrounding mountainous Appalachian terrain, where the rustic, untouched swathes of land hearken back to an earlier time.
1st Place American Originals, American Cheese Society Awards, 2010
2nd Place American Originals, ACS Awards, 2013
3rd Place American Originals, ACS Awards, 2014
Store cheese under refrigeration, wrapped in the original paper. Avoid prolonged storage in plastic wrap or other non-breathing material, as this will kill the rind. Always let your cheese come to room temperature before serving for its full flavour to develop.
Cultured Raw Cow’s Milk, Salt, Rennet. Hormone-Free and Antibiotic-Free.
Optimal Shelf Life
Pack Size: 2/3.6 kg.
Product Dimensions: 24 x 24 x 6.5 cm.
Box Dimensions: 28 x 28 x 15.25 cm.
Net Case Weight: 7.2 kg.
Gross Case Weight: 8.2 kg.
Excellent on a cheese plate or with rustic bread. Melts beautifully; perfect for hearty recipes.
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