Our Cheese Caves

Our Cheese Caves

Is cheese really put into a cave? Well - not the cave that you went into when your were in New Mexico that was covered in bat guano and it’s not the romantic idea of a cheese cave in the Alps of France. Instead there are several rooms in the basement of our main barn that are completely white, excepting the floor, and they are filled with racks of cheese aging away. It is truly a beautiful sight. It feels as if you have entered a cloud, not a cave.

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Each cave is different ...

Each cave is different ...

Depending on the type of cheese we are aging the conditions of the cave are different. One of our two caves has higher humidity than the other cave and one of the two caves is warmer while the other is quite uncomfortable to work in for extended periods of time. Our cheese nerds suit up in crazy hot cave gear and head inside with sexy hair nets and latex-free gloves to lovingly flip each cheese everyday.

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Cheese is persnickety ...

Cheese is persnickety ...

... and affinage is an art unto itself. The delicate balance of temperature and humidity can really affect each little cheese. There is even a difference between being lower and higher within the same cave. This is why not only is every cheese flipped daily but each rack is rotated through the cave before our precious cheeses get wrapped and sent off to you to enjoy.

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