Nicasio Square is a first washed rind cheese, named after the main square of Nicasio, produced by Nicasio Valley Cheese Company in Nicasio, California. Inspired by the classic Italian Taleggio cheese, the cheese is made using 100% organic cow's milk. During ripening the cheese is washed with brine solution that gives it an orange-gold rind. The cheese has strong flavour of bacon with earthy and garlic notes. When young the cheese is mild, buttery in flavour that becomes intense as it ages.
Since the cheese has a high melting point it tastes good with roasted potatoes, vegetables. It pairs well with white wines or beer.
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