Willoughby is an exclusive Jasper Hill Farm creation, a creamery that not only makes cheeses but also offers cheese maturing caves for other Vermont based producers. The cheese was originally created by Marisa Mauro's Ploughgate Creamery, but after a fire in 2011, Jaspers resurrected the recipe and continue to make it at their farm.This washed rind cheese is made from pasteurized cow's milk. It has a semi-soft, buttery texture with occasional eyes and pale yellow-caramel paste. Flavours range from delicate milky, herbal, ripe-peach that advance into peat, roasted beef and onions aromas imparted by the rind.Willoughby pairs perfectly with a Rose, Saison beer or raw floral honey.
23 days ago
Stinky! After the cheese got to room temperature over an hour on the dining room table the whole house stank. The flavor was good with a cracker. Honey wasn’t the best combo. However, I think I like cheese that are more gooey and oozing out. Maybe need to wait a bit more.