Cave Aged Marisa

Snuggly situated among the softly flowing green hills and fertile pastures of central Wisconsin, the Carr Valley Cheese Company has been making cheese for over a century. Sid Cook, the current and fourth-generation owner, is one of a small group of certified Master Cheesemakers in the United States. He, along with the rest of the Carr Valley Cheese Company, makes a select variety of cheeses. From traditional and smoked Cheddars to Colbys and more unknown varieties like Benedictine, Carr Valley Cheese Company pairs old-world traditions with creativity to make each cheese.

This sheep milk cheese is aged for six months in an open-air cave where it is endowed with a complex sweet earthiness. A high butterfat content balances the cheese's inherent saltiness with a rich creaminess that deepens as Cave-Aged Marisa ages.

Farm / Company: Carr Valley Cheese Company

Cheesemaker: Sid Cook

Proprietor: Sid Cook


City, State: La Valle, Wisconsin

Region: Midwest

Country: USA

Milk Type: Sheep

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Natural

Texture: Firm

Aging: 6 months

Size(s): 9 pound wheel