Made from unpasteurized cow's milk
Country of origin: United States
Type: semi-soft, artisan
Rind: mold ripened
Flavour: buttery, lemony, mushroomy
Aroma: earthy, grassy, lactic
Producers: Meadow Creek Dairy
Produced by Meadow Creek Dairy in the small town of Galax, Virginia, Appalachian is an artisanal cheese made using raw milk from their own herd of Jersey cows. It is a lightly cooked, pressed-curd cheese, aged for at least sixty days until the wheels form a white coat of penicillium moulds to complement its unique flavour. The texture is velvety and melt-on-the-tongue while the taste is reminiscent of lemons with buttery overtones and a mushroomy earthiness.
Appalachian goes excellent on a cheese plate or with bread. As it melts beautifully, it could be used with a variety of dishes. The cheese pairs well with a crisp white wine or smooth lager.