In her clandestine visits to the competition (think: spying) she bought a round of this Award-Winning cheese and brought it home for The Man and your favorite Feline Foodie (that would be me) to taste and share our notes…
Mt. Tam, named after Mt. Tamalpais just north of the San Francisco Bay, this ten ounce mini-wheel is a smooth and creamy cheese that is buttery with just a whiff of fresh, earthy mushrooms. Its mellow after taste lingers on the palate long-after, prolonging the enjoyment.
Mt. Tam is made using organic milk from the Straus Family Creamery, the only California producer that runs both and organic dairy and creamery. Their products are used by Award-Winning restaurants, Chez Panisse and The French Laundry.
The Lady served this delightful triple cream with a freshly baked French Baguette and spoonfuls of Raspberry Jam made by my new best bud, Becky.
My cheese life just doesn’t get any better than this…
Serving Suggestions: Keep it simple. This cheese deserves to be the centerpiece and doesn’t need much to make it a perfect cheese course. A few nuts and a little jam with warm bread and you’ve got it.
Wine Pairing: California’s J Vineyard Vintage Brut Sparkling Wine
Beer Pairing: California’s North Coast Brewing Company’s Acme IPA
Awards: Many including 2nd Place American Cheese Society 2009