North Country Blue is a limited edition raw-milk cheese that is cave-aged for three months, and then finished in Artisanal’s own caves. Salty and buttery, pungent and creamy, it is excellent in salads with pears and walnuts, spread on crostini with a thin slice of creamy avocado or sliced apples.
Brand: Artisanal Cheese
Origin: United States
When chef Terrance Brennan introduced a game-changing cheese plate at Picholine, one of his New York eateries, little did he realize it would eventually give birth to the Artisanal Premium Cheese Center. The 10,000-square-foot space, located on the west side of Manhattan, is a temple to fromage, featuring a full retail operation where those trained in the ancient art of affinage nurture and age over 200 types of cheese selected from around the world. The Center also features the restaurant Artisanal Fromagerie, Bistro and Wine Bar, classes in mozzarella making and other cheesy subjects, and cheese-and-wine pairings.