Tubby is an Alpine-style raw cow’s milk cheese from Spring Brook Farm, an award-winning dairy producer in south-central Vermont. It presents a delightfully crunchy texture and nutty flavors reminiscent of Comté, coming together with an even sweeter softness on the palate. Fragrances at once tug toward both grassy brightness and meaty umami, complexity encouraged by its salt-washed brine and traditional, copper vat aging. From its inception on the thousand-acre, hundred-cow farm in Vermont through its final wheel-wrapping in artwork from the Brooklyn studio above its cellar, every step of this selection is performed with an allegiance and enthusiasm toward craft and excellence.
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.
Raw cow's milk
~1 year aging
Reading, Vermont & Brooklyn, New York