Is made only in the autumn, as the diet of our cows begins to change from the fresh pastures of summer to the winter's dry hay. While Pleasant Ridge Reserve is aged many months in an effort to express the flavor complexity of our grass-fed milk, Rush Creek Reserve is designed to show off the richer texture of our hay-fed milk and the delicate ripeness of a soft, young cheese.
Like Pleasant Ridge Reserve, Rush Creek Reserve is made with raw milk, and the two cheeses are aged side-by-side in our ripening rooms, sharing the environment that gives our cheeses their characteristic savory flavors. Rush Creek Reserve is inspired by the French Vacherin Mont d'Or, and is bound in spruce bark, which gives shape to the soft round and imparts a sweet, woodsy flavor to the cheese. Combined with the savory flavors born from the rind, this gives the custard-soft paste a deep but delicate richness, reminiscent of beef broth or finely cured meat.
If you would like to know more about our Pleasant Ridge Reserve and Rush Creek Reserve, here are some tips for storage and usage.