Cheese: Boone County Bloomy
Where: Zionsville, Indiana
Milk Type: organic Brown Swiss cow, pasteurized
Texture: cheesecake when young to runny when approaching over-ripe
Rind: ash-covered bloomy
Shape: tiny crottin
Flavor: Salted butter, sweet cream, mushrooms but mild and slightly sour
Very much in the style of a French Crottin, and as you can see from the image, a very, very ripe example though tasting revealed non of the traits of cheese gone bad. A young example would be much more like dense cheesecake.
Traders Point Creamery is probably best known for their Fleur de la Terre; but their “bloomy” is a tasty little cheese. Not my favorite”crottin” but nonetheless a good starter on the cheese board, paired very well with fresh berries.
You can get a sense of just how diminutive Boone County Bloomy is by checking out the average-sized strawberry in the foreground.
Dear readers of WITR… I’ve been remiss on tastings/reviewing of late but have several coming up over the next few days. Two are on that cheese plate. Can you name them? Respond in the comments section. Reviews coming very soon.
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