Jasper Hill Farm's Alpha Tolman
Last year, the cheesemaking brothers at Jasper Hill wanted to create a new Alpine-style cheese, and they enlisted the help of culture readers for several months of taste-testing. Alpha Tolman, named for a dairy farmer in Greensboro, is now available in cheese shops, and promises a nutty, rich, buttery flavor.
Often, Alpine cheeses are the focus of winter cheeseboards due to their hearty, stick-to-your-ribs flavors and textures, but Alpha Tolman is the perfect cheese to transition your taste buds into spring. Toast the longer days (and Mateo and Andy’s killer cheese-making skills) with a wedge and some ale or a light- to medium-bodied red.