Red Rock

oil on wood 10 x 10"

Red Rock Cheese Portrait by Mike GenoRed Rock is not just a beautiful cheddar, it's a creamy delicious cheese that has been considered the "working man's cheddar" and I'd say that's a lucky working man.

Named for the local stone that surrounds the room in which it is aged, Red Rock is the newest creation from up-and-coming rock star cheesemaker Chris Roelli in Shullsburg, Wisconsin. I had the pleasure of seeing this cheese in person recently and meeting Chris Roelli and they're equally nice. I was struck by the natural rind cheddars color, of coruse - a result of a large dose of annatto. Also, the contrast with blue streaks held my attention. Im just so glad that my local cheese dealer, Dibruno's in Philadelphia, finally started getting this in from Wisconsin!


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