Twig Farm Mixed Drum

Michael Lee and Emily Sunderman are partners in life and in cheesemaking. They have been making cheese at Twig Farm, their idyllic 20-acre property just outside of Middlebury, Vermont, since 2005. A small herd of pastured does produces most of the milk for their aged raw milk cheeses, and the farm also sources additional milk from neighboring dairies. Lee, a former cheesemonger who honed his craft at Vermont's Peaked Mountain Farm, uses traditional cheesemaking methods along with careful affinage techniques to create award-winning cheeses with stunningly beautiful rinds.

Aged up to seven months for a firm texture, Mixed Drum is made with a combination of Twig Farm goat's milk and Ayrshire cow's milk from a nearby farm. The cow's milk carries flavors of nuts and grass, while the goat's milk imparts mild lactic, yeasty notes.

Available seasonally.

Farm / Company: Twig Farm

Cheesemaker: Michael Lee

Proprietor: Michael Lee & Emily Sunderman

Affineur: Michael Lee

City, State: West Cornwall, VT

Region: Northeast

Country: USA

Milk Type: Blended

Milk Treatment: Raw

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Natural

Texture: Firm

Aging: 4-7 months

Size(s): 4-pound wheel