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Rocket's Robiola

Rocket's Robiola

Series: Cheese Portraits

Description: This ash-dusted, wrinkly rinded cheese is another beautiful Robiola from the good people at Boxcarr Handmade Cheese, in North Carolina. It's named after one of their most beautiful and powerful goats, "momma rocket". Brother and sister, Austin and Sam, both made seperate stops at my studio with generous gifts of their incredible cheeses! I am a HUGE fan of Rosie's Robiola, and this ash-dusted version is just as delicious. I had it for a couple months, since it was a bit young when Austin dropped it off. I was really in the mood for a soft, gooey and oozy model and I had fear this one was waiting too long in my studio refrigerator. It turned out perfect and incredible as a lunch and model - even if it did ooze out as I painted it and had to work quite quickly. The benefit is I got to eat it sooner!

Origin: USA, North Carolina

Tags: NC, cow, bloomy, Genke

Price: $600

Weanling Button

Weanling Button

Series: Cheese Portraits

Description: I've grown quite fond of the folks at Boxcarr Handmade Cheese, in North Carolina in a short time. How could I not, considering that they went out of their way to visit my studio on a road trip to drop off some amazing cheese for me to paint (Rosie's Robiola is heaven). Then they sent me even more! These buttons were too cute to resist and I was very curious about their specks of dark green. Apparently Samantha, the cheesemaker, loves her goats, especially the saturated cuteness of weanlings. When the baby goats are weaned, they start to eat the grasses, weeds and wild onions which gives them "sweet, wild onion" breath. Naturally then the addition of chives came to mind in these little buttons and they're simply delicious! I had fun stacking them and working on this totem of cuteness. Here's the full cheese story from their own very well done website Hopefully, their cheese will be in markets near you soon!

Origin: USA, North Carolina

Tags: Goat, boxcarr, NC

Price: sold

Providence

Providence

Series: Cheese Portraits

Description: Goat Lady Dairy, in North Carolina, call this "a happy accident". You have to love accidents then, because this cheese is absolutely wonderful. In the art world, the genius is in recognizing the accidents worthy of pursuing. This square-shaped goat cheese, therefore is a beautiful work of art in and of itself. The aged goat milk cheese is matured for three months, aiming towards an experimental Tallegio, it has a natural hard rind, which developed with a rainbow of subtle colors that I had so much fun painting! The paste is firm but shy of hard.

Origin: USA, North Carolina

Tags: Goat, goat lady dairy, NC

Price: sold

Rosie's Robiola

Rosie's Robiola

Series: Cheese Portraits

Description: Boxcarr Handmade Cheese is a new cheesemaking company in Cedar Grove NC, started by a brother and sister team, Samantha and Austin Genke. They are making cheeses inspired by the small country farmsteads of Italy. Rosie's Robiola is a soft-ripened cow's milk robiola with a thin wrinkly geo rind and an oozy, yeasty center. The name is an hommage to one of Samantha's all-time favorite goats, and also to her 7 month old daughter. As the cheese started oozing the moment it was cut, this makes for a challenge, especially for summer month painting. The beautiful bloomy rind has an intricate pattern resembling a loosely-woven basket and I felt like I was racing to get what I could painted before it oozed out. I fear I didn't come close to representing the brilliance of it's flavor. This cheese won my heart at first taste. I am SO grateful that the cheesemaker stopped by the studio to drop off a few squares of this. I expect to be hearing a lot about Boxcar Cheese in the future.

Origin: USA, North Carolina

Tags: NC, cow, bloomy, Genke

Price: $600