Make Haystack Mountain’s Cashmere a part of your holiday hors d’oeuvres and you and yours will surely be giving thanks. Like its namesake wool, Cashmere is luxurious and delicate, ideal for moments when you want to impress and indulge.
Typical for a double cream, Cashmere has a luscious interior that glistens beneath a thick white rind. It’s packed with soft milk flavor and some bitterness when the mold-ripened surface hits the palate. It leaves lingering aromas of bread, button mushrooms, and even buttercups.
In a relatively new venture for a Colorado maker known for goat’s milk cheese, Cashmere is crafted with cow’s milk sourced from a local dairy. The majority of Haystack Mountain’s cheeses, however, are made with goat’s milk from an unexpected source: a goat farm operated by the nearby Skyline Correctional Facility. Through this partnership, inmates gain training opportunities, while Haystack Mountain gets access to a consistent source of high-quality milk.
We love this cheese layered thick on a baguette and paired with a Hefeweizen. A dab of rhubarb marmalade turns it into the most sublime snack.