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Eleven Brothers

Producer
Boston Post Dairy
Country
United States
Region
Vermont
Size
9.5 in. diameter x 3 in. height
Weight
6-7 lbs
Website
www.bostonpostdairy.com
Milk
Goat
Classification
Firm
Rennet
Vegetable
Rind
Washed

Family-run Boston Post Dairy is set in Enosburg Falls, Vermont, along the Missisquoi River, with a view of Jay Peak. The farm is named after the Old Boston Post Stagecoach Road, which runs right through the farm’s property. Robert and Gisele Gervais have been farming since 1962, along with their family of fifteen children. In 2007 they bought the dairy with their four daughters Anne, Theresa, Susan, and Annette, and they’ve since added a cheesemaking facility and a small retail store to sell the cheeses, goat milk soaps, maple syrups, and bakery items which are all made on the farm.

This five- to six-month-old semi-firm washed-rind cheese is only made from farmstead goat’s milk. Robert and Gisele named the cheese after their own eleven sons. But why name it after boys instead of girls? The Gervais’ answer: “As anyone with boys knows, it’s a lot of work to raise them. The same goes for our washed-rind cheese: it’s labor intensive, but oh so worth it in the end. 

Tasting Notes

The tomme-style cheese has a rich, buttery texture and nutty undertones. It’s firm enough to be grated, and it goes well with apples and rustic bread.

Pairings

Pair it with a Cabernet Sauvignon.

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