Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sir Francis Drake

Next time your near a well stocked cheese counter poke around for an elusive round of Cowgirl Creamery’s Sir Francis Drake. This rich triple cream cow's milk is one of Cowgirl Creamery's most illusive cheeses. Made only when the conditions are right, this rare cheese is brought about by accident.

When a batch of Mt. Tam doesn’t set correctly the small wheels are washed with a sweet dessert wine; Beaume de Venise, and topped with red currants giving a sweet after taste. But don't be fooled, Sir Francis Drake packs quite a punch!

The resulting cheese has the exceptional creamy and buttery texture of Mt. Tam, but with a funky edge – not a harsh as Red Hawk, but with a slight briniess that everyone says reminds them of the sea.

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