Sandy Speich – Hoards Dairyman Farm Creamery
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About the Event
Join Sandy Speich with Hoards Dairyman Farm Creamery as she talks cheese, cultures and their herd of cows. We will also do a Virtual Cheese tasting with Sark, Belaire, Sharp Cheddar, and Gouda.
Sandy Speich has been in the cheese industry for over 35 years, she started working in the lab working with enzymes used in cheese making. From there she moved into using the enzymes to product desired flavors in mainly Italian style cheese. I also working on blending cultures and enzymes to accelerate the flavor development in cheddar cheese. Sandy worked as a tech service rep helping cheese makers with their cheese making skills and she has been with Hoards for almost 4 years.
Hoards Dairyman Farm has a herd of 500 Guernsey cows located in Fort Atkinson, WI and the farm was started in the late 1800’s. Some of the lineage of the cows currently located on the farm can be traced back to the original herd. The milk from the cows is used to make the cheese currently being sold.
Thursday, March 11th at 4:00 pm EST
4 Cheese Virtual Tasting Sampler Pack $ 40.00
It includes one piece of the following Hoards Dairyman Farm Creamery cheeses, Sark, Belaire, Sharp Cheddar, and Gouda.
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Hoards Dairyman Farm Creamery Sark
Hoards Dairyman Farm Creamery Belaire
Hoards Dairyman Farm Creamery Sharp Cheddar
Hoards Dairyman Farm Creamery Gouda
You can purchase the cheeses and taste along with us or taste with the recorded version after the live session.
Sark: Triple Cream Butterkäse Cheese
Creamy, buttery, mild and versatile are words that quickly come to mind when describing our Sark, butterkäse cheese. Named for the channel island of Sark, this golden delight’s origin is in the alpine region of Germany and Switzerland but it knows no borders today. Our rich Guernsey milk gives this mild cheese a near decadent melt-in-your-mouth creaminess. Did we say versatile? This cheese will improve just about anything it touches from soups, omelets, pastas and steamed vegetables, to sauces, sandwiches or your next cheese tray. Some old-world cooks even add it to their strudel. As Sark ages it is able to be spread at room temperature, opening up another world of possibilities. Try slicing and serve with prosciutto and olives on sourdough with grapes, plums or melon on the side. A Chardonnay or Riesling will pair well too, but it’s just as comfortable with your favorite lager or even a spot of brandy.
Master cheese makers are handcrafting Sark exclusively from the award-winning Guernsey milk produced on the historic Hoard’s Dairyman Farm.
Gouda: 6 Month Old
This 6 month old Gouda will be a welcome addition to your next cheese board and you’ll also find it melts beautifully, opening up endless possibilities for dining and entertaining. Very few wines will miss when paired with our Gouda, but try a Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling or even your favorite champagne to start. For beer, an ale is a sure bet. Try serving on a cracker with a small wedge of pear or apple. Or slice a baguette and melt your Gouda over thin sliced tomatoes and top with a sliver of capicola or Canadian bacon to experience a little piece of cheese heaven on earth.
Gouda was developed centuries ago in the southern region of the Netherlands and is known for its solid texture and complex character. Young Gouda starts out with an aromatic and sweet, caramel-like flavor that becomes more savory and nutty with age.
Today master cheesemakers are crafting our Gouda from the legendary Guernsey milk that comes exclusively from the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm. Experience the art of cheese in its finest form.
Belaire: Port Salut-Style Cheese
Our Belaire, Port Salut (POR sa-LOO) -style variety is an exquisite, mild, and classic cheese that’s easy to eat and will quickly become one of your favorites. Its creamy, subtle flavor and soft texture make it an ideal cheese for formal occasions or a Sunday afternoon on the patio. Belaire’s welcoming pale yellow interior is highlighted with a distinctive bright orange rind. Slice and enjoy on its own, with a cracker, or with fruit. Pair with a white wine for an extraordinary experience.
Trappist monks in the French coastal province of Brittany created the original Port Salut variety in the early 19th century. Today master cheesemakers are crafting our Belaire Port Salut-style cheese from rich, pure Guernsey milk that comes exclusively from the Hoard’s Dairyman Farm. Keeps well when securely wrapped and refrigerated. The Belaire, a port salut style and won a blue ribbon at the 2019 Green County Fair and the a fourth place winner in the International Cheese Expo 2020 cheese contest. iSark is a butter kase and the Gouda are made by Wisconsin Master Cheese Maker Bruce Workman and his son Ben at Edelweiss Creamery in Monticello, WI.