We coat sheep and cow curds with an Adirondack maple reduction and then form the curd in a crotin size mold. We let them age to bloomy rind perfection in our aging cave and then pat them with edible pine black ash for both a dramatic finish and ripening effect. This cheese is a true symphony of traditional Adirondack flavors.
Awards: U.S. Cheese Championships (2019 First Place), American Cheese Society (2018, Second Place for Mixed Milk Cheeses).
Nettle Meadow Sanctuary Farm is the home to well over 130 farm sanctuary animals and a cheese company in Thurman, New York just below Crane Mountain in the Adirondacks between Gore Mountain/North Creek and Warrensburg. It is owned and operated by Lorraine Lambiase and Sheila Flanagan. Both have a great love of animals, artisan cheese and the unique challenges of farm life. Nettle Meadow Farm was originally founded in 1990. Visit our Farm & Sanctuary page to learn more.
It is a semi-soft, uncooked, pressed pasteurized cow`s milk cheese with a wax rind. Made in small discs, it is a pale, creamy yellow, and has small holes within its texture. Bel Paese has a mild, buttery flavor, similar to mozzarella but with more body and tang. A versatile cheese, Bel Paese is suitable for cracker-snacks or as a dessert cheese. It also melts well, making it perfect for casseroles or pizza. Savor Bel Paese paired with a light Chardonnay.
Bayley Hazen Blue has developed a loyal following because of its fudge-like texture, toasted-nut sweetness, and anise spice character. The paste is dense and creamy, with well-distributed blue veins. The usual peppery character of blue cheese is subdued, giving way to the grassy, nutty flavors in the milk.
Mild, creamy and delicious, Original Mini Babybel® makes snack time a tasty adventure. This 100% real cheese snack has no artificial growth hormones*, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. And as a good source of calcium and protein, it’s a delicious snack the whole family will love.
This is a full bodied cheese with a nutty flavor and smooth texture. The cheese is hand rubbed with a Turkish grind of Colorado Legacy Coffee Company`s (The Cheesemakers brother) `Beehive Blend`. The blend consists of a mix of South American, Central American, and Indonesian beans roasted to different styles. French Superior Lavender buds are ground with the coffee and the mixture is diluted with oil to suspend the dry ingredients in the rub. The rub imparts notes of butterscotch and caramel which are prevalent near the rind, but find their way to the center of the cheese. The cheese is aged on Utah Blue Spruce aging racks in our humidity controlled caves, and moved to different temperature during the aging process to develop texture and flavor. The name `Barely Buzzed` comes from Andrea at Deluxe Foods in California. She was the winner of the name this cheese contest. Awards – 1st Place, American Cheese Society Annual Competition 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011.