This extra special, extra aged Pleasant Ridge generally makes its appearance each year in the fall after being aged for a minimum of 12 months. At Uplands, cheese is only made for 9-10 weeks out of the year when the cows are out on pasture. As the cheese ages, the milky/grassy/nutty flavors that are present in younger wheels morph into intensely fruity, pineapple-y flavors with a dash of meat stock and barnyard thrown in for good measure. The texture of Pleasant Ridge Extra Aged is also unique - after 12 months, the wheels begin to show little flecks of tyrosine, the crystalline crunchy bits that practically pop on your tongue when you eat it.
Taste alongside Pleasant Ridge Reserve to experience the nuances of affinage!