It's Winnimere season, y'all! What's Winnimere, you say? So glad you asked! Jasper Hill Farm makes this farmstead cheese using only the rich winter milk of their herd of Ayrshire cows, wraps the wheels in spruce bark from the farm, then washes them in a craft brew from nearby Hill Farmstead Brewery. I cut into the first wheels today and am pretty blown away. They are incredibly luscious, a bit stinky, and most distinctively, salty and bacon-y!
Brand spankin' new to The Bloomy Rind this week are two cheeses from Tumalo Farms in Bend, Oregon. My brother, who lives in Bend, first told me about them last year. Tumalo Farms makes an assortment of goat and goat/cow cheeses. I've selected a couple that I'm particularly fond of: Classico, a aged gouda-style cheese, and Pondhopper, a cheese made with a local-to-them microbrew beer to give the cheese a subtle bit o' hoppiness.
Pick up these and all your faves Saturday at the Nashville Farmers' Market (10am - 2pm inside the Market House).
And mark your calendars for a couple evening events:
Thursday, March 3rd, 5-8pm:
Cheese sampling at Provence during the Hillsboro Village Art Walk
Friday, March 18th, 6-8pm:
March Night Market (Nashville Farmer's Market)
This week's lineup...
O'Banon (Capriole, IN)
Carolina Moon (Chapel Hill Creamery, NC)
Hartwell (Ploughgate Creamery, VT) *new*
Coppinger (Sequatchie Cove Creamery, TN)
Cumberland (Sequatchie Cove Creamery, TN)
Washed rind cheese
Winnimere ((Jasper Hill Farm, VT) *new*
Pleasant Ridge Reserve (Uplands Cheese Co., WI)
Barely Buzzed (Beehive Cheese Company, UT)
Harder, aged cheeses
Classico (Tumalo Farms, OR) *new*
Pondhopper (Tumalo Farms, OR) *new*
Ascutney Mountain (Cobb Hill Cheese + The Cellars at Jasper Hill, VT)
Tumbleweed (5 Spoke Creamery, NY)
Cabot Clothbound Cheddar (Cabot Creamery + The Cellars at Jasper Hill, VT)
Blackberry Farm Blue (Blackberry Farm, TN)
Bayley Hazen Blue (Jasper Hill Farm, VT)
Echo Mountain Blue (Rogue Creamery, OR)
Sopressata (Creminelli Fine Meats, UT)
Petit Paprika Salami (Pine Street Market, GA)
Olive and Sinclair Southern Artisan Chocolate (TN)
Emily G's Jams of Love (GA)