This deliciously nutty Alpine-style cheese (similar in style to cheeses like Gruyere, Comte, and Appenzeller) is named for Alpha Tolman, a philanthropic dairy farmer who made an indelible mark on the town of Greensboro, Vermont, the town where Jasper Hill Farm is located. Among his many good works, building the town library was one of the most important. Young wheels of Alpha Tolman are washed with a cultured brine to cultivate a rosy orange rind that imparts a funky depth to the ripening paste beneath. When young, Alpha Tolman has milky, fruit and nut flavors and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Mature wheels are more bold and meaty with amplified butter and caramelized onion flavors enhanced by a rich and crystalline texture. Aged between 7 and 11 months in the Cellars at Jasper Hill. Pairing notes: Vin Jaune, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Arbois, Amber Ale, hard cider
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