Cheese: Old Man Highlander (raw cows’ milk)
Farm: Calkins Creamery; Honesdale, Penn.
Amount: 1/3 lb.
What Saxelby has to say: Old Man Highlander is an aged gouda-style cheese from the caves at Calkins Creamery. These rustic, earthy wheels are aged for 60 to 90 days, during which time they develop a coating of dusty grayish mold. The flavor is milky, snappy and vibrant, with some spicy, Provolone-y notes contributing a bit of sharpness. The texture is semi-firm to firm, depending on how long the cheeses are aged. Normally aged 3-5 months.