Wheel of Pleasant Ridge Reserve cheese
Pleasant Ridge Reserve is named after the land formation Uplands Cheese‘s farm sits on. It is made in the tradition of Alpine cheeses, like Gruyere and Beaufort.
Andy Hatch and his small team of cheesemakers at Uplands Cheese only make Pleasant Ridge Reserve from May through October. Under those circumstances, their cows are eating fresh, natural plant pasturage. This resulting grass-fed, raw milk produces flavors in the cheese that can’t be replicated by “ordinary” milk. In fact, Andy says the most important component in ensuring the quality of cheese is using only ideal milk.
Uplands Cheese is a very small production: they have around 140 cows (a mix of Holsteins, Brown Swiss and Jersey cows) and they only make about 6,000 wheels per year! They utilize a seasonal, open-grazing system, which means their cows only eat fresh, natural grass during these months. The resulting raw milk produces flavors in the cheese that can’t be replicated by “ordinary” milk. In fact, Andy says the most important component in ensuring the quality of cheese is using ideal milk! Based on how this cheese tastes, Uplands clearly has the happiest, most relaxed cows!
This is your opportunity to own a full wheel of Pleasant Ridge Reserve! The wheels we receive are specially selected for us. They are very complex and greet you with lush, fruity notes that change into a nutty, ultra-long finish.
Pairing suggestions: Quince & Apple Pear with Honey and Ginger Preserves, Potter’s Wisconsin Rye Crackers.