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Holey Cow

Although Reggie Jones began his career in the world of cheese in product development and quality control, he dreamed of being able to develop his own small-batch artisan cheeses. Located in the beautiful central coast region of California, Jones now specializes in aged cow, sheep and goat’s milk cheeses made from local, hormone-free milk. Jones believes in the rich potential of quality milk, and has a mission to introduce the American palate to flavors found in the best cheeses of Europe.

Modeled after Emmenthaler, Holey Cow is a smooth, firm cheese with small eyes in its paste. It has flavors of salted butter and sour cream, with just a hint of characteristic Swiss “bite” on the finish. Unlike its Swiss counterpart, which can often weigh well in excess of 100 pounds, Holey Cow is a more manageable 10-pound wheel. It is a perfect cheese for snacking or melting on a sandwich, and pairs well with a brown ale.

Farm / Company: Central Coast Creamery

Cheesemaker: Reggie Jones

Proprietor: Reggie Jones

Affineur: Reggie Jones

City, State: Paso Robles, CA

Region: West

Country: USA

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Vegetarian

Rind: Natural

Texture: Hard

Aging: 2 months

Size(s): 10-pound wheel