Spring Brook Farm

Tarentaise – Reserve

2019-05-31T14:09:47-04:00

Spring Brook Farm specializes in award-winning French Alpine-style cheeses. In 2008 we produced our first make of Tarentaise, a farmstead cheese made using fresh raw milk from our milking herd of 40 Jersey cows. It has a natural washed rind, is semi-firm in texture, and aged for a minimum of nine months. By the time our Tarentaise is ready for sale, it will have been washed and turned at least 60 times by our knowledgeable aging room staff.

Depending on the season, the flavor profile on Tarentaise can range from bright red berries and floral undertones to deeply brown butter and nutty to wonderfully savory and brothy. Tarentaise Reserve follows the same make process as Tarentaise but is allowed to age for a minimum of 18 months to produce a cheese that is even more complex in flavor. Only a small proportion of Tarentaise wheels are deemed suitable for additional aging (roughly 5%)!

Awards
2016 – Good Food Awards
2015 – 1st Place in Category – American Cheese Society
2014 – Tarentaise Reserve – Best in Show – American Cheese Society
2013 – 1st Place in Category – American Cheese Society
2012 – Gold Medal – Wold Championship Cheese Constest

For more information on where to purchase, click here.

Tarentaise – Reserve2019-05-31T14:09:47-04:00

Ashbrook

2019-05-31T13:59:06-04:00

Ashbrook is the newest award-winning cheese coming out of the cheese house, with the first makes occurring mid-2014. This is our ode to the French Morbier. As with Reading, this cheese is a made from the fresh raw Jersey cow milk from our partner dairies and exhibits a distinctive layer of vegetal ash running through the center of the paste. It is a semi-soft washed rind cheese that is aged for approximately three months. There are aromas of damp, dark cellar with a mild funkiness on the rind that gives way to a paste that is milky, lactic, and sweet.

Awards

2016 – Good Food Awards | California, USA
2015 – 1st Place in Category | US Cheese Championships | Wisconsin, USA
2015 – Culture Magazine | 75 Best Cheeses of the Year

For information on where to purchase, click here.

Ashbrook2019-05-31T13:59:06-04:00

Reading

2019-05-31T14:03:33-04:00

In May 2010, we produced our first wheels of Reading, an outstanding Vermont artisan raclette-style cheese made with raw Jersey cow milk. The milk is sourced from our two neighboring, family-run partner dairies.

Reading is aged approximately three months, receiving the same care and nurturing given to all of our cheeses. It offers a unique creamy texture balanced by nutty, grassy undertones. It matures into a versatile semi-soft cheese ideally suited to melting, but it exhibits a subtle yet complex flavor profile that allows it to stand alone on any cheese plate.

Awards
2017 – 1st in Category | American Cheese Society | Denver, CO
2017 – Good Food Award | San Francisco, CA
2016 – 1st Place in Category | American Cheese Society | Des Moines, IA
2015 – 1st Place in Class | American Cheese Society | Rhode Island, USA
2014 – Best in Show | Gold Medal in Category | Big E Cheese Competition | West Springfield, MA
2013 – 1st Place in Category | US Cheese Championships
2012 – Silver Medal -| World Jersey Cheese Awards

For more information on where to purchase, click here.

Reading2019-05-31T14:03:33-04:00

Tarentaise

2019-05-31T14:07:44-04:00

Spring Brook Farm specializes in award-winning French Alpine-style cheeses. In 2008 we produced our first make of Tarentaise, a farmstead cheese made using fresh raw milk from our milking herd of 40 Jersey cows. It has a natural washed rind, is semi-firm in texture, and aged for a minimum of nine months. By the time our Tarentaise is ready for sale, it will have been washed and turned at least 60 times by our knowledgeable aging room staff.

Depending on the season, the flavor profile on Tarentaise can range from bright red berries and floral undertones to deeply brown butter and nutty to wonderfully savory and brothy. Tarentaise Reserve follows the same make process as Tarentaise but is allowed to age for a minimum of 18 months to produce a cheese that is even more complex in flavor. Only a small proportion of Tarentaise wheels are deemed suitable for additional aging (roughly 5%)!

Awards
2017 – Tarentaise Reserve | Best in Show | American Cheese Society | Colorado, USA
2017 – Bronze Medal | World Cheese Awards | United Kingdom
2016 – Gold Medal in Category | Big E Gold Cheese Competition | Massachusetts, USA
2016 – Good Food Awards | California, USA
2016 – Gold Medal | Best Jersey Milk | World Cheese Awards | San Sebastian, Spain
2015 – 1st Place in Category | American Cheese Society | Rhode Island, USA

2014 – Tarentaise Reserve | Best in Show | American Cheese Society | California, USA
2013 – 1st Place in Category | American Cheese Society
2012 – Gold Medal | Wold Championship Cheese Contest

For more information on where to purchase, click here.

Tarentaise2019-05-31T14:07:44-04:00