Vermont Ayr is named after the beloved Ayrshire cows that graze on the Crawford Family Farm in Vermont. This semi-hard tomme is made in the style of a Swiss mountain cheese.
Aged four to six months in a climate controlled room on the farm, Vermont Ayr develops an inviting, speckled tan rind whose earthy aroma hints at the treasure inside. The paste is dotted with small eyes and maintains a smooth, creamy texture due to the high butterfat content of the milk. The flavor remains light and nutty up front, as it playfully bounces between the sweet and savory notes that linger on your tongue.
Farm / Company: Crawford Family Farm
Cheesemaker: Sherry Crawford & Julie Danyew
Proprietor: Cindy, Jim & Sherry Crawford
City, State: Whiting, Vermont
Milk Type: Cow
Milk Treatment: Raw
Aging: 4 - 6 months
Size(s): 4 pound wheel