Bear Hill by Grafton Village Cheese of Vermont, is one of the three highest ranked American Cheeses in 2013, winning the impressive Best In Show 2nd place.
This sheeps milk, washed rind alpine style cheese has a nice mild nutty sweetness. It's striaght-forward consistent texture, typical of sheeps milk cheese, required a subtle shift in color and value that seemed to range from the warm red reflection from the back ground to a pasty milky center with a translucent glow along the rind that reminded me of the similar subtleties of the flavors. They are not bold but perfectly present.
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