Winnimere is a seasonal raw milk cheese made by Jasper Hill Farm from January through March. During the winter months, the butterfat in the milk skyrockets, as the cows are mostly in the barn, cozy and munching dry hay and a touch of grain, protected from the harsh elements of the northeast kingdom of Vermont. These conditions are perfect for making Winnimere, a soft, spoonable cheese that is reminiscent of the famous Vacherin Mont D'Or. It sports a spruce bark girdle to hold all that creaminess in, as well as to augment the cheese's natural woodsy, pungent and smoky aromatics. Tastes of mustard, smoked meat, juniper, and wine. Aged 60 days or more. 13 oz wheel. Pairing Notes: Vin Jaune, Savagnin, Gewurztraminer, Dry Riesling, Pinot Noir, Porters, hard cider
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