Treeline is a Raclette-style pasteurized cow’s milk cheese from Wisconsin’s Roelli Cheese Haus. Universally celebrated as the ultimate melting cheese, Raclette traditionally comes from cows who enjoy a diet of fresh grass in the summer and hay in the winter, lending a powerful fragrance and a creamy, supple texture that responds beautifully to heat. Nowhere is Raclette’s melty magic more revered than Switzerland, where Adolph Roelli came from in the 1920’s to start his own dairy operation in the United States. Now in their fourth generation, the Roelli family continues to pay homage to tradition, while still producing contemporary, award-winning cheeses one hundred years later.
Crown Finish Caves is an aging facility located in Brooklyn, New York. Though currently a finishing cellar in the European affinage cheesemaking tradition, these caves were once lagering tunnels for the Crown Heights neighborhood’s Nassau Brewery. Thirty feet underground and kept at 50 degrees fahrenheit, these optimal brewing conditions lend themselves expertly to aging cheese, as well. Everything that comes from Crown Finish Caves represents a truly exciting collaboration between farmers and cellarists, rural and urban professionals who are all makers in their own rite, together building a uniquely exquisite portfolio that represents some of the finest in American dairy. Any of their collaborations are a treat and a treasure to bring home.
Pasteurized cow's milk
~3 months aging
Shullsburg, Wisconsin & Brooklyn, New York