Since 2009, the von Trapps have been making organic artisan cheeses at their family's dairy farm in Waitsfield, Vermont. Their goal is to make their small family farm economically sustainable by producing small-batch artisan cheese. Mt Alice has a thin bloomy rind and has a supple paste that becomes gooey with age. Young wheels are bright and milky with flavors of crème fraiche, white button mushroom, bread, and fruit. As the cheese matures, it becomes earthier, showing flavors of cultured butter, steamed broccoli, and shiitake mushroom.
Farm/Producer/Importer: von Trapp Farmstead/Molly Semler, Sebastian von Trapp
Place: Waitsfield, VT
Milk Type: Pasteurized Cow
Age: 5 weeks
Pairing: Chenin Blanc, Lager, Dry Cider