Moses Sleeper was Greensboro, Vermont's* own local Revolutionary War hero, and is the inspiration for this limited edition, decadent and buttery washed rind cheese made exclusively for Saxelby Cheesemongers by Jasper Hill Farm. The undulating fluffy folds of the bloomy rind—think something along the lines of brie or camembert—encase a creamy, pudding-like paste that tastes of creme fraiche, cauliflower, truffles, and barnyard. Each wheel weighs in at 8 oz., and is aged 4-6 weeks.
This special edition is given an initial wash of Wandering Bine Saison from Threes Brewing in Brooklyn. Giving an initial wash to a bloomy rind cheese helps stimulate the growth of beneficial microbes which help develop the rind and enhance some of the yeastier, funkier, fruitier flavors in the cheese.
*Greensboro is the town where the Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm is located. Their mission is to create a 'Taste of Place' and part of doing that is naming their cheeses after local people, places, and things.