A Bitterroot Celebration

A Bitterroot Celebration

Regular price $60

A wonderful collection of this season's finest semi-soft, blue and hard cheeses, as well as accompaniments to highlight the cheese and Bitterroot Valley's finest flavors.

The Cheese
Zephyr: A bloomy-rind rich and creamy semi-soft cheese with a hint of blue. 
Brontide: A rich, creamy and crumbly, melt in your mouth, blue cheese aged for 3 months. This cheese is salty in flavor from the blue veining, with sweet licorice notes in the paste as well. Awarded 3rd place at the 2017 American Cheese Society's Competition for farmstead sheep's milk cheese aged more than 60 days.
Harbinger: Firm but not dry with gracefully smooth nutty flavors. We wash this cheese every few days with a local Montana brewery's Oatmeal Stout, insuring a soft, easy slicing texture and a beautiful rind. Aged a minimum of 3 months. Awarded 3rd place at the 2017 American Cheese Society's Competition for sheep's milk cheese aged over 60 days.
Bjerg: Aged for at least 5 months, with a rich solid texture and a great back of the mouth concentrated flavor. The slightly dryer texture makes it a great grating cheese, melts well but also great on the cheese board with fruits and a crisp white wine.

Accompaniments
Lifeline Farm Salami: a hearty and spicy USDA organic salami made from local pork and beef. Balances wonderfully with the sharp flavors of Harbinger and the sweet blue flavors in the Brontide. No nitrate or nitrate added. Ingredients: organic beef, organic pork, organic nonfat dry milk, seas salt, organic spices, citric acid, organic sugar, organic beet root powder (for color), organic garlic powder.
Wustner Brothers Honey: local Montana knapweed honey which pairs beautifully drizzed on Zephyr and Olwen.