At Jasper Hill Farm, people are the main ingredient in the company’s success. This smooth, meltable cheese is named for Jasper Hill Farm’s most senior employee, Tim Whitney. Over the years, this steadfast man has done just about every job there is to do at Jasper Hill… he started off as a relief milker so that Mateo and Andy Kehler, the brothers who own Jasper Hill, could take a day off, (his first day was Andy’s wedding day!) but over the years he has managed their pack and ship department, cut and wrap operations, and today is the Logistics Director. Tim and his family have called the northeast kingdom of Vermont home for generations and are deeply invested in the community. Wheels of Whitney are made in the style of mid-elevation mountain cheeses of the Alps. The curds are rinsed with water during the cheesemaking process to slow the acidification and create an even, elastic texture. During the maturation process the wheels are washed with a mixture of morge, a cultured brine and spent yeast from the tanks of ‘La Garagista’, a terroir-driven natural winemaker in Vermont. The flavor marries equal parts of mellow, milky goodness and fruity, earthy funk. Pairing notes: natural white wine, ‘orange’ wine, dry cider, saison-style beers
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