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Maytag Blue

Maytag Blue

Series: Cheese Portraits

Description: The creators of this cheese, Frederick and Robert Maytag, are brothers and also grandsons of the inventor of the washing machine. Their father started a dairy farm as a hobby, raising Holstein Cows in Newton, Iowa. In 1941, they discovered that food scientists of Iowa State University developed a process for making blue cheese from homogenized milk. This American Blue modeled after Roquefort, has been made by hand, virtually the same way ever since. It's safe to say Maytag Blue is one of the most popular, wide-spread blue cheese brands found in America. It seemed way over due for me to paint it when I saw it in the beautiful cheese counter at Downtown Cheese, at the Reading Terminal Market.

Origin: USA, Iowa

Tags: cow, blue cheese

Price: sold

Sneek

Sneek

Series: Cheese Portraits

Description: This aged Gouda is a glorious, magical experience best compared to a multi-layered nirvana of flavor. Mike Banstra from Frisian Farms sent me a special cheese he describes as his "thousand day Gouda" aged densely with sharp and sweet notes in a crystalized texture that makes you feel like royalty. Surely not many people in the world get THIS. It's impressive and exciting that L'Amuse Gouda has it's American counterpart. Frisian Farms is the results of brothers Jason and Mike Banstra getting back into the old family [dairy] business in Leighton, Iowa. Influenced by their Dutch heritage and community, gouda seemed the natural choice for the cheese to make. "Seek is named after a Dutch town in the province of South-Holland. They learned directly from a Dutch cheesemaker they invited to the farm, to get to the authentic level of perfection of process that makes this so good. I contacted them via their website to see if I could get their help, adding Iowa to the #cheesemap . Mike called me directly and helped prove what I keep learning over and over: dairy farmers and cheesemakers are such GREAT people! To generously send me a quarter of a wheel that he aged nearly 3 yrs from an operation that's only been at it for around 6 yrs, is quite a gift. Not ea$y to pull off.

Origin: USA, Iowa

Tags: IA, Cow, Gouda, aged

Price: sold