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Pleasant Ridge Reserve

The Uplands area of Wisconsin is an expanse of rolling hills and valleys that were left untouched by the Ice Age glaciers -- the same glaciers that later helped to form Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and the many lakes dotting the Wisconsin landscape. Today, the land is home to Uplands Cheese, where the cows graze seasonally on a ridgetop of rich grasses and herbs.

Pleasant Ridge Reserve shows how truly amazing artisanal American cheese can be. It is a rich and hearty Alpine-style cheese with complex layers of caramel and nuts and an intriguing tart fruitiness. Winning Best in Show at the American Cheese Society's annual competition in 2001, 2005 and 2010, Pleasant Ridge Reserve continues to delight and surprise all who are lucky enough to sample it.

Farm / Company: Uplands Cheese

Cheesemaker: Andy Hatch

Proprietor: Mike & Carol Gingrich

Affineur: Andy Hatch

City, State: Dodgeville, WI

Region: Midwest

Country: USA

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Raw

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Natural

Texture: Hard

Aging: 6 months

Size(s): 10 pound wheel