Pleasant Ridge Reserve cheese
Named after the land formation on which the Uplands Cheese farm sits, Pleasant Ridge Reserve cheese is made in the tradition of Alpine cheeses like Gruyere and Beaufort. Similar to other versions of alpage cheeses, the cheesemakers at Uplands Cheese only make Pleasant Ridge Reserve from May through October when their cows are eating fresh, natural plant pasturage. The resulting grass-fed, raw milk produces flavors in the cheese that can’t be replicated by “ordinary” milk. Andy Hatch, Uplands Cheese cheesemaker, says using only the ideal milk is the most important component in ensuring the quality of cheese from Uplands Cheese.