Mecox Bay Dairy's Atlantic Mist
This raw milk, bloomy-rind cheese from Mecox Bay Dairy has Ina Garten swooning, but Cheese and Champagne not as much. According to the blog post, this New York cheese was purportedly a good one, but not as good as other Minnesota Camembert-style cheeses.
I don’t know if Hamptons-based Mecox Bay Dairy has gotten a boost in sales from being occasionally featured on the Food Network’s “Barefoot Contessa” show, but that’s what caused me to take notice of its Atlantic Mist when I was at Eataly recently. Surely, if this raw-milk cheese graces Ina Garten’s fine French tableware, it has to be top-notch stuff – or, in Ina speak, “good” cheese. Good – yes, amazing – no.
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