It’s the most wonderful time of the year for a cheesemonger: the start of Rush Creek season!! This delectable American juggernaut from Wisconsin’s Uplands Cheese signals the start of the Holiday feasting season on our calendars, and we couldn’t be happier that our first delivery is here!!!
Made in the tradition of Vacherin Mont d’Or, a famous cheese from the Jura region of France, Rush Creek is made for 8 weeks each fall, when the cows at Uplands go off pasture and begin to eat dry hay supplemented with a touch of grain. This shift in diet makes their milk especially rich and decadent. Each wheel is wrapped with a spruce bark girdle, keeping the gooey paste at bay until it hits the dinner table! The spoonable cheese is hearty and complex, with a wide range of flavors from creme fraiche, freshly cut grass, hazelnuts and smoked meat all making their way onto the palate. Aged for 60-75 days and available each year from November through January.
Like most good things, the Rush Creek season is short and sweet, so don’t hesitate to make this the centerpiece of your Holiday table!