As the USA's oldest sheep dairy in operation, the cheesemakers at Vermont Shepherd certainly know what they're doing. Extra Aged Invierno is their raw mixed-milk cheese that benefits from an extended aging period in the caves - at least two years before hitting our counters. The cows' milk lends a little sweetness that plays nicely with the earthy richness of the creamery's own sheeps' milk. Expect notes of grass and roasted garlic, with a tiny bit of crunch.
One of only two cheeses produced on Vermont Shepherd's farm, Verano, meaning "summer," is made only during the warm summer months when the sheep graze in the luscious pastures of Southern Vermont. Sweet and earthy with a fatty richness, Verano and a crisp bottle of Albarino will make any weeknight feel like a celebration.
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