Sunday, September 28, 2008

Fiscalini Cloth Bound Cheddar

This bandage wrapped raw milk cheddar comes to us from Modesta, California. Mariano Gonzalez, a world-renowned cheese maker, winner of many awards including “the outstanding cheese of the year” and five times “the Best Farmhouse cheese in North America” as voted by the American Cheese Society, is now the senior cheese maker at Fiscalini Cheese.
He handcrafts and inspects every 60 pound wheel of Fiscalini Farms' bandage-wrapped raw-milk cheddar. It is quite rare for an English-style farmhouse cheddar like Fiscalini's to be produced in the U.S. Only All Natural materials and processes are used when Gonzales makes Fiscalini Cheddar. Using Fiscalini's own milk and aged for 18 months on the property, Fiscalini Cheddar cheese was voted "Best Farmhouse Cheese" at the 2002 American Cheese Society Awards in Washington D.C. Fiscalini Cheddar Cheese is a wonderful example of the success of the artisan cheese movement in the U.S. today. Rich, buttery and sharp, Fiscalini Farmstead Cheddar is a world-class cheese.

Now available at both locations - $6.99 per 100 grams