Pleasant Ridge Reserve
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Pleasant Ridge Reserve


Pleasant Ridge Reserve cheese is named after the land formation on which our farm sits, Pleasant Ridge Reserve in the Uplands region near Dodgeville, Wisconsin. It is made in the tradition of Alpine cheeses like Gruyere and Beaufort. This grass-fed, raw milk produces flavors in the cheese that can’t be replicated by “ordinary” milk. The cheeses are washed several times a week in a brine solution, which encourages the development of certain bacteria on the cheese rinds. These bacteria, along with the microflora indigenous to our raw milk, develop flavors in the cheese over time. As the cheeses age, their flavors become more complex and concentrated. Aged over 60 days in-house.
Comparable Cheese: Beaufort, Cave-aged Gruyere of Switzerland

  • Rind: Washed
  • Vegetarian: No
  • Type: Hard
  • Pairing: Riesling, Gamay