5 Spoke Creamery - Tumbleweed
Milk: Cow, Unpasteurized
Country: USA, PA
Accompaniment: Fruity white, medium to full-bodied red
Started by a food scientist some five years ago, 5 Spoke Creamery now makes a range of exquisite cheeses. The cheeses are made in Lancaster County PA from the milk of a herd of Holsteins that are grass-fed and have no exposure to pesticides or hormones. The cheeses are aged in the caves for eight to nine months. They are also certified kosher.
Tumbleweed cheese has a nice golden brown interior below the thin bloomy rind. The flavor pattern has butter caramel and cheddar-like tanginess as descriptives, but it is an overall mild cheese.
Serving suggestion: on its own or with a chutney or fruit paste.