Rush Creek Reserve
Rush Creek Reserve is made only in the autumn, as the diet of the Uplands Cheese cows begins to change from the fresh pastures of summer to the winter’s dry hay. While Pleasant Ridge Reserve is aged many months in an effort to express the flavor complexity of their grass-fed milk, Rush Creek Reserve is designed to show off the richer texture of our hay-fed milk and the delicate ripeness of a soft, young cheese. Like Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Rush Creek Reserve is made with raw milk, and the two cheeses are aged side-by-side in the ripening rooms, sharing the environment that gives their cheeses their characteristic savory flavors. Rush Creek Reserve is inspired by the French Vacherin Mont d’Or, and is bound in spruce bark, which gives shape to the soft round and imparts a sweet, woodsy flavor to the cheese. Combined with the savory flavors born from the rind, this gives the custard-soft paste a deep but delicate richness, reminiscent of beef broth or finely cured meat.
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MILK TYPE: Cow
ORIGIN: Wisconsin, USA
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Rush Creek Reserve needs to be stored cold and served warm. Keep it in the refrigerator in its original packaging and bring it out to room temperature, unwrapped, for at least an hour before serving. Or, wrap the cheese in tin foil and place it in a 250 degree oven for about 45 minutes. Once warm, the paste will soften under the rind until it is the consistency of custard, at which point the cheese is ready to be eaten. To serve, remove the top rind by cutting around its perimeter and peeling it away to expose the paste. Spoon the silky interior onto potatoes, dip into it with bread and fruit, or enjoy the luscious texture and deep flavors on their own. The rind itself is delicious and should be tasted alongside the cheese to add another dimension of flavor and texture.