December's featured cheese is Yaquina Bay
Pavé, studded with green peppercorns.
We hand-pack this bloomy-rind cheese into traditional French
molds with a distinctive trapezoidal shape; the large surface
area allows the ripening agents to penetrate evenly into the
cheese, turning the firm, dense paste into creamy smoothness,
with the bite of peppercorn threading through each silky
These larger cheeses tend to ripen more slowly, giving you the
opportunity to enjoy either the young and sliceable version, or
the older more liquid form as the flavors continue to blend and
strengthen. If you use the original packaging to re-wrap the
cheese, your Yaquina Bay Pavé should last for several weeks in
the refrigerator. At any stage of ripeness, this is a cheese
that you'll go back to again and again.
Average weight: 16 ounces*
♫ 2009 ADGA Cheese Competition 3rd Place Winner!