– Meet Metronome cheese, for serious lovers of mixed-milk flavor. –
Named after the ticking device used by musicians to keep their rhythm while practicing, Metronome is a gorgeous pyramid of precocious mixed-milk personality. The cheesemaker, Soyoung Scanlan of Andante Dairy, hand-crafts Metronome cheese in a shape traditionally reserved only for goat cheeses, giving Metronome an air of mystery for anyone schooled in the art of traditional French cheesemaking.
Set all preconceived notions aside, though; before your first bite you may expect the playful tang of goat’s milk, but a quick sweep of Metronome’s rich paste across your palate yields a different experience altogether. An intriguing blend of cow and goat’s milk, this cheese’s firm texture yields near the edges for a rich, buttery creamline, but what makes this cheese truly special is its paste. Metronome loves to float across your tongue like a sonata, smooth in its personality but with enough texture to hold your attention.
Both grassy and tart, the twang of goat milk picks its way through the fatty notes of a chorus provided by Northern California Jersey cows. Metronome cheese goes just as well alongside slow-roasted tomatoes as it does standard cheese plate offerings, such as dried fruit and Marcona almonds.
If you happen across this pyramidal monolith, grab as many as you can carry!
This content was originally posted on FearlessFresh.com.