This week we are showcasing Willoughby cheese by Jasper Hill Creamery in Greensboro, VT. This succulent, buttery washed-rind cheese is an original creation of Marisa Mauro’s Ploughgate Creamery, a Cellars collaborator that ceased production of the cheese after a creamery fire in 2011. With Marisa’s blessing Jasper Hill resurrected this pudgy little washed-rind and have continued to develop the recipe at Jasper Hill Creamery.
Willoughby has aromas of peat, roasted beef and onions – a strong and complex front for the subtle milky, herbal, ripe-peach flavors within. Willoughby has a thin, tender, rosy-orange rind, which adds earthy dimension to the texture and flavors of the gooey interior.
The pudding-like texture may become softer with age, but should remain sliceable for portioning until 9 weeks after its production date. Pair with juicy rose, funky saison beer or raw floral honey.
PASTEURIZED COW MILK
AGED 6-12 WEEKS