CHEESES MADE IN THE USA: THE NYC EDITION
Most of you probably know by now that we are obsessed with cheese. In NYC though, it’s hard to find good yet affordable cheese. So we’ve decided to go on a hunt to find the best cheesemongers in town.
If you happen to know a few yourselves, please let us know! (sharing is caring)
This cheese aging facility is located in an 1850’s lagering tunnel, thirty feet below Crown Heights, Brooklyn. They work with skilled cheese producers mainly within a 250-mile radius of NYC. They receive young cheeses (between 4-14 days old) and ripen them in a historic brick arch tunnel.
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Out of all their amazing selection, we definitely recommend the Capacious Kid, a strong yet creamy goat’s cheese.
Jos Vulto moved to Brooklyn from Holland, 20 years ago, after securing an artist residency at PS1. He learned to make cheese in his flat in East Williamsburg and –without any intention of becoming a cheese maker–became a super star in the NYC cheese scene. He is now based in Walton, New York and makes some pretty grandiose creamy products.
Photo credit: Formaggio Kitchen
Take Miranda, for example. This absinthe-washed cheese made out of raw cow’s milk is to die for– especially since unpasteurized cheeses are a rare find in the US. Its name is a tribute to Jos’ late wife, who always wanted to have a cheese named after her. #BestGiftEver
Photo credit: Murray’s Cheese
The Ouleout, is another raw cow’s milk cheese, with a strong, salty, toasty flavour and creamy texture.