This scrumptious selection doubles as a pairing activity; each cheese is matched with a bespoke preserve designed to pair perfectly with that particular style.
Cabot Clothbound Cheddar (6-ounce wedge)
An approachable but complex natural-rind, bandaged cheddar with a crumbly texture and nutty aroma. The flavor is deeply savory and slightly tangy, with caramel sweetness to the finish.
Harbison (9-ounce wheel)
Harbison is a soft-ripened cheese with a rustic, bloomy rind. Young cheeses are wrapped in strips of spruce cambium, the tree's inner bark layer, harvested from the woodlands of Jasper Hill. The spoonable texture begins to develop in our vaults, though the paste continues to soften on the way to market. Harbison is woodsy and sweet, balanced with lemon, mustard, and vegetal flavors.
Willoughby (8-ounce wheel)
This succulent and buttery washed-rind cheese has aromas of peat, roasted beef, and onions – a strong and complex front for the subtle milky, herbal, ripe-peach flavors within. Willoughby has a thin, tender, rosy-orange rind, which adds earthy dimension to the texture and flavors of the gooey interior.
Bayley Hazen Blue (8-ounce wedge)
Bayley has developed a loyal following because of its fudge-like texture, toasted-nut sweetness, and anise spice character. The paste is dense and creamy, with well-distributed blue veins. The usual peppery character of blue cheese is subdued, giving way to the grassy, nutty flavors in the milk.
Blake Hill Preserves Pairing Set (four 1.5-ounce jars):
Raspberry Mostarda with Vermont Ice Cider - pair with bloomy rind cheeses
Apricots & Orange with Pure Clover Honey - pair with washed-rind cheeses
Orange Marmalade with 10yr Single Malt Whisky - pair with hard cheeses
Spiced Plums with Port & Star Anise - pair with blue cheeses
Jasper Hill's mission is to make the highest possible quality products in a way that supports Vermont's working landscape. We are driven to be the standard bearer of quality and innovation in the artisan cheese industry while promoting our regional taste of place.