Cheese: Ouray (raw cows’ milk)
Farm: Sprout Creek Farm; Poughkeepsie, NY
What Saxelby has to say: One bite and this cheese will leave you exclaiming OO-ray! A one of a kind cheese with a flavor that is a hybrid of Cheddar and Parmesan with perhaps a little bit of English Cheshire thrown in the mix to make things interesting. It is bright and tart with a flaky and somewhat granular texture. Accented with sharp and lactic notes and rustic mossy undertones which evoke the damp cellars in which it is aged. The unusual and unique rind gives the cheese more earthy mushroomy flavors and should definitely be eaten, not cast aside. Aged 3-4 months.