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Pondhopper is a semi-hard cheese delicately spiced with an echo of Cascade hops from a local microbrew. This is a firm, farmstead goats' milk cheese with a tangy, mild to sharp flavor. It is a very popular cheese in our collection. Anything made with beer turns heads and perhaps tastes a bit better. It also makes a deliciously terrific mac and cheese!
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Pasteurized farmstead goats' milk, cultures, rennet, salt and beer.
Type & Texture:
Semi-hard; cooked; pressed
White patte with slightly more tiny holes due to sugars in the beer.
Cave aged for 2-3 months, wiped and turned daily
Aged at 58º F and 85% relative humidity
Size:             10 lb wheels (approximately)
Wholesale:    Packaged in boxes of 4 wheels
Shelf Life:     3 months (when properly refrigerated)
UPC:            895149000048  (10 lb wheels)
Availability:   All year
Wine Pairings:
Pinot Gris, Full-body Ale Beer
Suggestions & Recipes:
Pairing with wine, beer, cured meats, and fresh fruit.
Mac and Cheese
For specific recipes see
1st  Place – American Cheese Society – 2006
2nd Place – American Cheese Society – 2009
3rd Place – American Cheese Society – 2008
Nutritional Facts: