Thursday, April 28, 2011

This Week's Warehouse Tasting

When the Veldhuizens first sent us the new cheese pictured on the left, Stuart gave us no clue as to what type of cheese it might be so we just had to plug in and taste it. Stuart likes to experiment from time to time and we're lucky he does because his curious nature leads to some delicious and unique product.

The mystery cheese, we're calling it Stuart's Special for now, will be on our tasting plate at the warehouse this week but we won't ruin the surprise for you by describing it. Come by Friday or Saturday to try it firsthand.

We'll also have a special batch of Marieke Gouda with cumin seeds in it and San Andreas, a sheep milk cheese modeled after Pecorino from Bellwether Farms.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

This Week's Warehouse Tasting

Photo by Flickr user jbelluch

We've long stopped counting on the Easter bunny to bring us treats so in order to celebrate the upcoming weekend, we're featuring some special cheeses to treat ourselves.

First on the plate will be Pure Luck Dairy's June's Joy, which is a great breakfast cheese thanks to the mix of sweet honey and smokey pepper flavoring the creamy goat cheese. We'll also have Shaker Blue from Old Chatham, a 100% sheep milk cheese in the Roquefort style, luscious with plenty of blue veining. And to crown the selection is a truly exceptional cheese, the elegant Mt. Tam from Cowgirl Creamery in California. This buttery, triple-cream round is made with organic milk and has a mellow, earthy taste reminiscent of white mushrooms. If you've never tried this cheese, well, you simply haven't lived.

We'll be open the usual hours at the warehouse (Friday 3pm-6:30pm and Saturday 10am-2pm) so please come spend some time with us. If you decide to play the big bunny to someone else, we'll have Dairymaids gift boxes available and are more than happy to package the cheese for you.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

This Week's Warehouse Tasting

All signs are pointing to spring (and quickly to summer): the azaleas have bloomed, birds are chirping and the Houston Dairymaids are plating seasonally appropriate cheeses.

If you're already a fan of the Marieke Gouda, come try our newest batch that's been aged 18-24 months (that's twice as long as usual), giving it an extra rich caramel flavor. A new release from Sweet Grass, the Greystone, will also be on the tasting plate and it's similar to the Camembert-style Green Hill but made with a blend of goat and cow milk. We're also restocked on Pure Luck chevre and burrata so drop by the warehouse this Friday or Saturday!

Cows in Repose on Veldhuizen Family Farm. Dublin, TX