Tag Archives: Molto Formaggio

A Cheese You Will Love: Cowgirl Creamery’s Mt Tam

628x471by Steven Doyle

What weighs five ounces, is about an inch and half tall and is no more than five weeks old?  I can only think of one thing, the MT TAM from Cowgirl Creamery. This lush heavy butter fat cheese has a soft and very edible rind, slightly oozy in the center and will make you leap like a lord. Lords do leap quite a bit, and Mt Tam may very well be the reason why.

Cowgirl Creamery’s Mt Tam is arguably the finest example of a triple cream in the United States. It has a rich and buttery flavor with a natural essence of cremini mushrooms, a certain nuttiness from the aging, topped with a delicious lemony finish that pairs ever so wonderfully with your favorite bubbles. It is a festive cheese and it clings to a festive wine. But do not fear pairing with whatever works for you.

In the past few weeks we have enjoyed the cheese with a delicious 2010 Pinot Noir from MacMurray, and more recently with a Malbec. The Malbec had an assist from particularly beautiful and plump blackberries, which were on the sour side but played well into the hands of the wine and cheese combination. The MacMurray pairs well with most anything.   Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Steven Doyle

Molto Formaggio Celebrates Cheese Month With Special Dinner

by Jennifer Thomas

American Cheese Month is a celebration of North America’s delicious and diverse cheeses, and the farmers, artisans, and cheesemakers who bring them to us.  The October class at Molto Formaggio will be a celebration of American Cheese Month and will feature cheeses served as appetizers, used in food dishes, and presented as a delicious dessert alternative.   Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Cheese, Jennifer Thomas