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Cheddar (Deer Creek 7 Year)

Producer
Deer Creek / Artisan Cheese Exchange
Country
United States
Region
Wisconsin
Weight
2.5 lb loaves; 8 oz retail squares
Website
http://www.cheese-exchange.com/DeerCreek/
Milk
Cow
Classification
Firm
Rennet
Microbial
Rind
Waxed

 

The concept for the range of Deer Creek cheeses was developed by Chris Gentine of Artisan Cheese Exchange in Wisconsin.

Artisan Cheese Exchange is a company that primarily focuses on the export of American cheeses overseas.  In a move designed to differentiate their cheddars within the international marketplace, Chris used his training as a Wisconsin Master Cheese Grader to carefully select various batches of cheese deemed suitable for further aging, and used Wisconsin grading standards as a certification of the cheeses’ quality. Maturation and affinage of the cheeses is done in conjunction with Wisconsin Aging and Grading.

Deer Creek 7 Year Proprietor’s Grand Reserve is produced by Land O’ Lakes in the Niagra Cuesta region of Eastern Wisconsin. This cheese, which has aged for a full 7 years, is carefully selected for its quality by cheese grading experts. It is selected for its balance of distinctive bold flavors, which give way to a rich, lingering finish, and its balance of a firm and smooth texture that does not become dry and crumbly. 

Pairings

Pair it with a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Scotch Ale or a French Cider.

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