Trivium is a Latin road meaning ‘the place where three roads meet’. In the case of this cheese the three paths are those of Herve Mons, famed French affineur, Arnaud Solant, owner of Montchevre Cheese, and Francois Ketrauet, cheese mastermind at Peterson cheese. The three friends wanted to create a company devoted to crafting unique, original cheeses, and Trivium is their first offering.
Trivium is a cave aged goat cheddar, made at Montchevre in Belmont, Wisconsin. When the cheeses are very young, they’re shipped to Crown Finish Caves in Brooklyn. The wheels are flipped, brushed, and generally coddled for a minimum of four months, during which time a slate gray natural rind undergoes its transformation. The flavor profile is milky, musky, and zesty with a slightly sweet, malted finish, and the texture is firm and dense. A great aged goats’ milk addition to our cannon of American cheeses, made with some French savoir faire and American affinage!