Ascutney Mountain (incidentally a cheese and a mountain) hails from an intentional community in Vermont started by Donella H. Meadows, a Harvard PhD in biophysics. What is an intentional community, you may ask? Wikipedia defines it as a 'planned residential community with a much higher degree of social interaction that other communities.' In the case of Cobb Hill, the community is devoted to sustainable agriculture, and cheesemaking is one of their communal pursuits.
Ascutney cheese is made from the milk of their small herd of Jersey cows, is deep yellow in color, and is packed with a diverse range of rich flavors typical of Alpine-style cheeses. One of our perennial favorites, Ascutney Mountain is a bit like all of our favorite aged styles - Gruyere cheese, cave-aged Cheddar cheese, and Gouda cheese - all wrapped up into one round package. Each wheel is grassy, earthy, hazelnutty, pineappley, and can become downright butterscotchy as it ages. Aged for 8-10 months.
Please note that all cheeses are cut to order in half pound increments, meaning that there will be a slight variance in weight. Rest assured you'll never receive less than the quantity you order, but you might score a little bit more!