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Elsa Mae

Calkins Creamery

Elsa Mae
  • cow
  • pasteurized
  • vegetable
  • mild
Regular price $14.50 Sale

A creamy, buttery, and yeasty washed rind cheese from cheesemaker James Regelsky at Calkins Creamery in Pennsylvania. When young, the wheels smell of fruit and yeast and have a pale tawny color. They are washed every 3 days with a b-linens-based salt brine to develop the rind. Over the course of their aging, the rinds turn deep orange in color, and the paste undergoes a metamorphosis from being pudgy and custardy to silky, satiny and gooey, and the resulting flavor is tart and almost olive-y! The cheese is named after the top milk producing cow at Calkins Creamery. Aged 4-8 weeks. Pairing notes: Champagne, Rose, dry cider, juicy red wines like Pinot Noir, Beaujolais


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