Twig Farm Square Cheese
Made from unpasteurized goat's milk
Country of origin: United States
Type: semi-hard, artisan
Flavour: grassy, herbaceous, meaty, mellow, sweet
Aroma: nutty, pungent
Producers: Twig Farm
Alternative spellings: Twig Farm Square Wheel
Twig Farm Square Cheese is a raw goat's milk farmstead cheese made by Michael Lee and Emily Sunderman at their farm in West Cornwall, Vermont. It is aged for 80 days, during which the cheese develops a semi-soft texture and a natural, rustic-looking mottled rind.
Flavours delicately flow between herbs, grass, and toasted nuts with lovely pungency from goat's milk. The cheese is matured in a tied cloth that gives it a square shape. Marks in the middle of the cheese point to the indentation from where the knot was tied. This is a seasonal cheese, available generally between June – February.
Square Cheese has won many awards, including a Third Place in the Farmstead Goat Cheese category at the American Cheese Society Competition in 2007.