Mountain Top was the result of a happy accident - much like many cheeses throughout history! Wheels of Mountain Top are shaped like truncated pyramids like the famed French Valencay, but instead of being ripened with ash on the surface, Mountain Top is allowed to grow a coating of blue mold on the surface before the white, fluffy penicillium candidum blooms on the rind. The flavor is creamy and musky with a touch of earthy peppery blue. Firefly Farms source their milk from a cooperative of Amish farms in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Pairing Notes - white wines like Riesling (dry or off dry) and Sauvignon Blanc.
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