The cheese in this picture is straight out of the fridge. I had plans to take another picture once it was tempered but it was decimated before I could get to my camera. That's the sign of a good cheese. It was the Oma, from Von Trapp Farmstead, aged at the Cellars at Jasper Hill Farms. It came in our cheese club shipment this month and we were so happy to see it. It's one of those cheeses that we love. It has a washed rind, and is softly chewy and melting on the palate, slightly pungent and stinky, with a creamy texture, and the flavor of sweet butter and warm spring days in a meadow. It's a perfect mouthful and what could be better than that?
June 6, 2005