The Farm at Doe Run, located in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, is based on the philosophy of sustainable organic farming. The farm's culinary garden team strives to produce the highest quality fruits and vegetables, while the creamery creates some of the most sought-after cheeses in Chester County. In order to reflect the bounty of the seasons while being stewards of the land, the farm practices rotational grazing of herds of Jersey cows, East Friesian sheep, and Saanen and Nubian dairy goats.
St. Malachi is an Apine-style cow's milk cheese with a firm washed rind. For production, the curd is heated and washed with water, re-heated and then brine added during the make process. This results in a low salt, low lactose cheese that is designed to be consumed when it is relatively young - aged about three months.
Produced in the shape of a traditional gouda, St. Malachi has a mottled brown and yellow rind and a firm to crumbly texture. The interior paste is a deep, golden yellow.
Flavors are buttery and fruity, with a caramel richness, hints of salt and grass, and a long finish.
Fruity white wines and light-bodied reds pair well with St. Malachi, as well as drier ciders and light ales and beers.