"VICTORY CHEESE BOX" from 5 Spoke Creamery
The COVID-19 crisis is devastating the American cheese industry, from dairy farmers and cheesemakers to distributors, restaurants and cheese counters in the Hudson Valley and across the country. A grass-roots collection of cheese professionals banded together to find ways to help our struggling industry and the Victory Cheese Box was born! Like the Victory Garden movement of a by-gone era, the Victory Cheese Box is a call for citizens to step up and choose domestically produced cheese. In recognition of your support, we are donating 10% of all 5 Spoke Creamery Victory Cheese Box proceeds to local Hudson Valley food banks and food justice organizations -a win-win for us all.
WHAT'S IN OUR VICTORY CHEESE BOX? One piece each of our cave-aged cheeses plus one cheddar. Total of four pieces with total weight at least 3lbs.
Tumbleweed - A cross between a young Cantal and aged Cheddar, Tumbleweed is delicately fruity with a unique curdy texture. The finish pulls in a cheddar-like creaminess and brothy brown butter aromas.
Wine Pairing: Tempranillo or Malbec
Beer Pairing: British or American IPA
Harvest Moon - A rich, round raw milk cheese with a moonscape-like outer rind and inside the orange hue of autumnal leaves; a local "homage" to the French cheese called Mimolette with characteristic butterscotch notes that become more pronounced with age.
Wine Pairing: Slightly acidic and mildly fruity Chianti/Sangiovese
Beer Pairing: Amber Ale, Stout or Bock
Porter - A lightly pressed, semi-hard wheel with a wonderful eartharoma and pleasing buttery paste. A Tomme de Savoie style cheese, Porter is cave-aged a minimum of 60 days and best enjoyed from 3-5 months.
Wine Pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz
Beer Pairing: English Pale Ale
One piece of either Forager - our classic cheddar with garlic and chives, Redmond Cheddar - our classic cheddar, aged approx. 6 months, or Welsh Cheddar, a young, creamy washed rind cheese similar in taste to a Caeraphilly.
NOTE: SHIPPING DURING SUMMER MONTHS IS $20 TO ADDRESSES ALONG THE EAST COAST (EXCLUDING FL) AND WEST AS FAR AS ILLINOIS. TO SHIP TO OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR COST.