Menage is a mixed milk cheese made from a blend of pasteurized cow's, sheep's and goat's milk. It is invented by Sid Cook of Carr Valley Cheese Co., Wisconsin.
This firm cheese is slightly off-white-creamy in colour and aged to reveal a lovely intense flavour and a drier texture. It is coated in a green wax resembling Wisconsin's summertime pastures. It was 1st place ribbon at the 2009 World Cheese Competition, a bronze medal at the 2011 World Cheese Awards and 1st place ribbon at the 2013 Wisconsin State Fair.
Accompany the cheese with Pinot Noir, Shiraz or Guinness to enhance its flavours.
Other American cheeses: