Enjoy three cheeses in this At Home Derby: Farmstead Cheese Sampler from Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese.
Every year for the Kentucky Derby, Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese makes extra of all their fan favorites. Bring the Derby home all year round with these Kentucky Derby favorites!
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At Home Derby Includes:
- 1 - Kentucky Rose
- This has become somewhat of a flagship for Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese, and rightly so because it was named for Mary Rose Mattingly, their original cheese-maker, marketer, farmers market minivan to Louisville schlepper, and inspiration on many long hard, earlier days when it was difficult to soldier on with duties on the farm and in the creamery. Her constant reminder- that the business is about People and Relationships - has become one of their guiding principles. Kentucky Rose is many things, but at its core it is a very simple gently pressed farmhouse-style cheese with a tiny kiss of roquefort, just to give it a floral and earthy note on the rind. Added cream creates a level of decadence that carries the experience from start to finish, but somehow amid all of the that buttery goodness this cheese remains light and airy. The briny finish is longer than you expect. There is nothing to compare it to, like Mary Rose, she is truly one of a kind!
White Cheddar has always been Kenny's best selling cheese, but they wanted to make another one that had more of a natural rind and looked to some old-world techniques to do so. Named after Kenny’s Grandfather Ted, a quiet but incredibly large and capable iron worker, this cheese is resilient. It is aged in the bleu cave to ensure that it develops an earthy rind and Kenny even uses a bit of lard on the rind to keep it from cracking and to maintain the right kind of moisture content. The result is a well-balanced cheddar with some fruity notes on the nose, and as you work your way toward the rind all of that earthy saltiness continues to deepen.
Beer Pairing: Hoppy Beer or Farmhouse-style Ale
Wine Pairing: American Chardonnay
Food Application On homemade bread with fruit preserves
- 1 - Barren County Bleu
Barren County Bleu is named for the county where Kenny farms and makes cheese, and this blue carries the essence of their farm very effectively. Its cheddar base makes for a resilient and optimal cave-aging cheese, which they do for a minimum of 5 months. The rind is larded, an old world technique to keep the rind from cracking and keep a good moisture balance while the cheese ages. The result is an incredibly flavorful but accessible bleu, with fruity cheddar notes as well as mushroom and forest floor. A slightly crystalline texture adds to the experience, finishing with a fudge-like depth.
Wine Pairing: Reds with a good amount of minerality
Beer Pairing: Dry-hopped IPA’s
Food Pairing: Dark Chocolate (Ice cream included), berries