2012 American Cheese Month 31 Cheeses in 31 Days: Day Nine: Moses Sleeper
Cheese: Moses Sleeper
Who: Jasper Hill Farm
Website: Cellars at Jasper Hill
Where: Greensboro, Vermont
Milk Type: Cow, pasteurized
Shape: 160z flat wheel
Flavor: cauliflower and raw corn
Ah Camembert… and American cheee made in that style (though I realize Moses is not strictly a Cam) as I lamented back in Day Four of our 31 Days of Cheese, I don’t get it. I’ve never found an American-made Camembert that is particularly interesting, especially served cool/at room temp. That’s NOT to criticize the quality of the products, just that the flavor profile has never done much for me. Jasper Hill’s Moses Sleeper is a beautiful specimen, as you’d expect from the masters of American Cheesemaking in Vermont and the Cellar’s are becoming a mecca for doing artisan cheese right on our shores.
Refer to the 2012 Birth of a Cheese for Wedge in the Round’s participation in evaluating Jasper Hill’s newest cheese, Alpha Tolman.
To bring this one to life, trying baking it like brie. The cheese then presents a savory depth and nuttiness that is very nice spread on a hearty, crusty bread. Throw on some fig and prosciutto for a decadent lunch.
*After a few days I’ve been thinking about this one and deciding that the cheese I tasted was too young. I’ll have to hunt down a riper wheel or age it additionally myself and try again.