Cave aged cheese in Mark Twain's domain
Mark Twain Cave, famous for the role it played in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, may be earning fame once again for another reason. The Cave in Hannibal, Missouri, named after the city's famous resident, has been used to age cheese by the Heartland Creamery. Packaged as "Mark Twain Cave Aged Cheese" and bearing the writer and humorist's image, it will be sold nationwide.
The cave is a perfect place to age cheese, Coleberd said, because “it is absolutely perfect temperature and it is constant temperature.” The cave temperature remains at 52 degrees.
Coleberd, the owner of Mark Twain Cave, first heard about cave-aged cheese at a cave convention.
After mentioning this idea to operators of Heartland Creamery, she received a positive response and was soon working with them to determine the best location in Mark Twain Cave to use.