Upper Bench Gold cheese
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Gold

$12.00

This, our signature cheeese, is a semi-soft surface ripened, washed-rind cheese that only gets better with age. When young, it has a smooth rich and creamy texture with a subtle buttery flavour, which gets bolder with age.

SKU: Gold Category:

Tasting Notes

This, our signature cheese, is a semi-soft surface ripened, washed-rind cheese that only gets better with age. When young, it has a smooth rich and creamy texture with a subtle buttery flavour, which gets bolder with age.  Folks have told us that our Upper Bench Gold washed rind cheese reminds them of an Oka from the days when it was made by the Monks.  Please note:  Shipping days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (depending on delivery address).

Additional Information

Weight 200 g
Dimensions 12.7 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm
Ingredients

100% canadian cow milk (pasteurized), bacterial culture, salt, calcium chloride, and rennet.

Milk Fat

29%

Moisture

44%

Aging

6 Weeks

Pairing Suggestions

Upper Bench’s Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, or Zweigelt

Cheesemaker's Notes

Big, beautiful and buttery is the only way to describe this creamy wash rind cheese. For this firmer cheese, we cut the curd a bit smaller and play with the curd until it has the consistency we are looking for to give the cheese its smooth texture. Flipped weekly to encourage even distribution of ‘eyes’ (holes) and washed with a brine solution to encourage bacterial growth, our Gold is kept in a temperature and humidity controlled aging room until our cheesemakers approve them for sale. Buttery, smooth, mild and creamy this semi-soft is a must have for those who love cheese for breakfast and works really well on a cheese board.