America's most awarded cheese was named after the land formation on which the farm sits, Pleasant Ridge Reserve is made in the tradition of Alpine cheeses like Gruyere and Beaufort. Like the Alpage versions of these cheeses, Uplands only makes Pleasant Ridge Reserve from May through October when their cows are eating fresh pasture. This grass-fed, raw milk produces flavors in the cheese that can’t be replicated by pasteurized milk. With flavors of nuttiness, caramel, and just a hint of tangy fruit and earthiness in the finish, this complex cheese also melts extremely well and would make a decadent fondue. Pair with Gewurztraminer or Pilsner.
Uplands Cheese Company’s Pleasant Ridge Reserve is a Good Food Awards 2019 Cheese Category winner! The Good Food Foundation judges over 2000 entries in 16 style categories, submitted by craft food producers from all 50 states. Each entry must top the charts in a blind tasting and meet strict environmental and social responsibility standards to be considered as a finalist. Only about 200 winners are crowned, recognizing outstanding quality and flavor.
Ingredients: raw cow’s milk, salt, rennet.