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Winter Fury

Winter Fury

Series: Cheese Portraits

Description: This spicy gouda was sent to me by a generous cheese maker from alaska, Sarah Jepsen. Her offer to send me some of her handmade cheeses to get alaska on my cheesemap, was more than welcome! The delicious raw-milk cheese is from Dry Creek, in the southeast Fairbanks area and made from the daily milking of their handful of cows. The "spicy" in this gouda comes from greenhouse grown habaneros that offer some heat in this winter-time cheese. I was impressed with how balanced the flavors are. I expected the peppers to overpower the cheese, but they were just right; adding to the flavor rather nicely and complimenting the cheese perfectly. I had a great time painting this, loving the shape of the wheel and enjoying the subtle color shifts and the play between translucent and opaque. The smattering of peppers were among the strongest of colors I used, which complimented the smooth, pale cheese. I found myself eating the part I cut from the wheel, the whole time I painted this portrait. It helped warm me up in my cold February studio.

Origin: USA, alaska

Tags: alaska, Jepsen, pepper

Price: $600

Pepato Tuscano alla Amaris

Pepato Tuscano alla Amaris

Series: Cheese Portraits

Description: This mild cows milk cheese is modeled after the Italian pecorino with peppercorns added. Sarah Jepson sent this to me along with her "Winter Fury" from alaska, for help with my cheesemap project, which aims to get every state represented! The delicious, well-balanced creamy and semi-firm cheese was made by her daughter-in-law, Amaris, hence the title - I didnt want to offend any Italian DOP cheese producers! Like Sarah, Amaris is a talented amateur cheesemaker just creating good cheese for herself, to exchange with her family and immediate community. It's a necessity that is less available in their part of the state. I totally have enjoyed both of their cheeses and am grateful for their help.

Origin: USA, alaska

Tags: alaskan, cheesemap

Price: $550