Aged Chelsea is an American cheese made with pasteurised goat's milk, vegetable ash and animal rennet. It is produced by Zingerman's Creamery in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Inspired by the cheeses from the Loire River Valley in France, Chelsea is a mold ripened goat log coated in edible vegetable ash. Its texture is gooey, creamy and spreadable with taste that is evocative of gentle flavour of the goat milk.
Because of the striking appearance, sliced discs of Aged Chelsea go very well on a cheese plate. Blend it with a puff pastry, traditional bries or spread on a crusty baguette. Sweet white wines of the Loire Valley such as Vouvray, Muscadet, Sancerre & Pouilly Fume pair best with the cheese.
Other American cheeses: