This week we are featuring cheese from Cobb Hill Cheese in Hartland, VT called Ascutney Mountain. Made from Jersey Cow's milk this cheese has a buttery, rich, nutty, grassy flavor with a slight sweetness to it. Like many Vermont cheeses this one is aged at the Jasper Hill Cellars in the Northeast Kingdom of the state. Adam and I are especially happy to have another representation of our "homeland" brought to Pastoral. Come in and taste why!
For libations this week we are pairing a beer from Goose Island right here in Chicago. Sofie is a bright, light and tart ale. That bit of citrus you're tasting is because it is aged in wine barrels with orange peel. Delicious and tart enough to cut through the richness of the cheese without detracting from the full flavor.