Good to Know

Finger Lakes Farmstead Cheese

November 29th, 2010

What's not to love?
  1. They use rBST-free milk from their grass-fed cows.
  2. It's locally made, right here in Trumansburg, NY.
  3. They're a small business supporting a family farm.
  4. All of their cheeses are DELICIOUS!


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Schuyler-  (pronounced "sky'-ler" in this neck of the woods), is based in the Dutch Gouda (Boerenkaas) tradition.  It is name for the company's county, which is named after a prominent early Dutch settler.  A typical Dutch sponge-on yellow coating is used for the Schuyler cheese.

Red Meck-  named after their village of Mecklenburg, this cheese is made similarly to Schuyler, but is aged differently.  They use an aromatic red bacteria surface wash, and in so doing encourage the development of this characteristic natural rind and tangy, lingering cheese flavor.

Bier Meck-  is the Red Meck cheese that was soaked in brine made from Ithaca Beer Company's Smoked Porter Ale.