Canal Junction Farmstead Cheese is part of the Canal Junction Farm located in the historic town of Junction, Ohio, at the confluence of the Miami Erie and Wabash Erie Canals. The farm was originally established in the 1850s, and today is tended by the family's fifth and sixth generations. Canal Junction's focus starts in the ground with building healthy soils. Their Normande cattle are selected for their ability to turn a diet of forages into high-quality milk, which the creamery then uses to make a variety of artisan cheeses.

Named for a nearby town, Charloe is a semi-soft, washed rind, raw milk cheese that offers flavors of sweet cream and butter, and finishes with flavors of toasted peanuts and a hint of smoke. The flavors become more pronounced and bolder as the cheese ages.

Farm / Company: Canal Junction Farmstead Cheese

Cheesemaker: Ralph Schlatter & Chelsea McClellan

Proprietor: Ralph & Sheila Schlatter

Affineur: Chelsea McClellan

City, State: Defiance, OH

Region: Midwest

Country: USA

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Raw

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Washed

Texture: Semi-soft

Aging: 60 days

Size(s): 4-pound wheel