Jasper Hill Farm's Harbison
Harbison, a bloomy-rind cheese from Jasper Hill Farm gets a rave review from the Kitchn. The cheese is perfectly ripe when tasted, resulting in a liquidy, melty center that looks as irresistible as it sounds.
Lucky me. Just yesterday, I happened to bump into a friend with a supremely ripe wheel of Harbison, Jasper Hill Farm's newest cheese offering. I tasted the cheese for the first time about five months ago and have been meaning to write about it ever since, but there was something about this wheel in particular that made me realize that I couldn't wait one minute longer.
I held the small puck in my hand and could tell from the bulging interior, which gave way beneath the slight pressure of my fingertip, that the cheese was perfectly ready to go. When ripe, Harbison is irresistible. It's like an eggy, salty pudding, as easily devoured as an ice cream cone of your most favorite flavor.