Consider Bardwell Farm Manchester
Made from unpasteurized goat's milk
Country of origin: United States
Type: semi-hard, artisan
Flavour: nutty, tangy, woody
Aroma: lactic, mushroom, woody
Producers: Consider Bardwell Farm
Manchester is an aged, raw goat's milk cheese produced by Consider Bardwell Farm, a cheese making co-op company located along the border of Vermont and New York. Angela Miller and her husband, Russell Glover makes this mountain style tomme from their own herd of Oberhasli goats.
Regular brine washing gives the cheese a natural grey-brown pitted rind and pungent kick in the open, semi-firm, ivory-coloured paste. Due to rotational grazing on the pastures, each cheese batch has a distinct flavour, but typically a bright lactic tang with undertones of woods and mushrooms. Try pairing the cheese with fresh and hard ciders to bring out its punch.
The cheese has won many awards including 2010 World Cheese Championship Winner and 2008 & 2011 American Cheese Society Winner.