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Opus 42

Opus 42

Series: Cheese Portraits

Description: Allison Lakin sent me this beautiful cow's milk cheese that is an interesting mix of flavors that translates as both fresh spring rain and the musty cellar it was aged in. It's quite hard to pin down in words, and I mean that in a good way. It's earthy and grassy, but like there's some onion-grass in there, or chives... and it's light and mildly sharp and nutty with a yeasty milk-like finish and ... it's addictive. I love it and can't say I can compare it with any other cheese in memory. It's also quite attractive with a crumbled, mottled texture and a color range of pale-chalky lemon-yellow to a rich deep orange-olive glow nearer the rind. Thanks Allison, for helping me get another Maine cheese portrait on the cheesemap!

Origin: USA, Maine

Tags: Lakin's

Price: sold

Ricotta (Lakin's Gorges)

Ricotta (Lakin's Gorges)

Series: Cheese Portraits

Description: Maine, is another new state for the cheesemap! Allison Lakin, of Lakin's Gorges Cheese, generously sent me this fresh basket-molded Ricotta made with Tide Mill Organic Milk. It is an understatement to say it was extremely challenging to paint. There's need for a lot of subtle color in the a-chromatic white wheel. It's flavor is subtle (as expected) yet wonderful and Allison offered lots of suggestions of pairings. I found honey was best suited as it became a fine breakfast after having painted it late into the night before.

Origin: USA, Maine

Tags: cow, New England, Lakin's Gorge

Price: sold