Part-skim, long aged Gruyere-style cheese with a scattering of small eyes throughout the solid, toothsome paste. Tropical and piquant notes mingle in this sharp yet sweet cheese. Idyll slices nicely and melts beautifully. 40 pound wheels are 14 inches in diameter and aged at least one year. (available spring 2016).
Whole milk cheese made in the method of Asiago Grasso Monte. VT Herdsman is made in the summertime when the cows are grazing on hillside pastures and aged for at least 9 months to develop a full, slightly sharp flavor with hints of pineapple and hazelnuts. The interior texture is smooth and becomes more granular as the cheese ages beyond 12 months. The outside is periodically scrubbed with salt brine to produce a straw colored, edible rind.
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Parish Hill Creamery
A whole milk semi-soft cheese, aged 3 to 6 months with a smooth texture and a smattering of eyes throughout the paste. Young Humble has a mild, nutty flavor that develops a funky earthy flavor with age. The golden-hued, edible rind is formed by brushing the outside with local hard cider.