DEB AND DOUG ERB's debut cheese, Landaff, was designed with approachability and versatility in mind. They aim for something more daring with this second creation; Kinsman Ridge is inspired by funky French tommes like St. Nectaire, a style that's enviably more common in Europe than on this side of the pond.
SENSORY NOTES - Kinsman Ridge is a semi-soft, tomme-style cheese with aromas of fresh butter, forest and cured meat. Young wheels are washed with brine before a natural, mottled rind is cultivated. As it matures, Kinsman's interior transitions from smooth and firm to a giving and creamy consistency. Flavors are rich, savory, and softly floral, with hints of roasted artichoke and asparagus.
PAIRING AND SERVICE - Kinsman's rustic appearance and decadent texture make it a perfect choice for a composed cheese board or plate. Try pairing with a Sauvignon Blanc, wheat beer, or saucisson sec. Though mottled in appearance, the cultivated, mixed rind is delicate enough to be palatable and does not need to be removed before portioning.
RAW COW MILK
AGED 3-5 MONTHS