Tomme Delay from Lazy Lady Farms
The folks down at Cheese and Champagne were fortunate enough to get their hands on a wedge of Tomme Delay from the Lazy Lady Farm in Vermont. This raw milk, natural rind cheese may look like other curds you've noshed on, but the C & C girls are wagering it won't taste the same!
Tomme Delay starts off with a salty kick – it may be too strong for some, but I love salt almost as much as I love sugar, so it works for me. Later, the cheese’s milkiness cuts through the palate, followed by a few notes of slight stony must. I didn’t detect any tell-tale barnyard flavor, which is so common with goat-milk cheeses, in my Tomme Delay, but it has a sense of cragginess that distinguishes it from your typical clean chevre.
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