Tarentaise

Spring Brook Farm specializes in award-winning French Alpine-style cheeses. In 2008 we produced our first make of Tarentaise, a farmstead cheese made using fresh raw milk from our milking herd of 40 Jersey cows. It has a natural washed rind, is semi-firm in texture, and aged for a minimum of nine months. By the time our Tarentaise is ready for sale, it will have been washed and turned at least 60 times by our knowledgeable aging room staff.

Depending on the season, the flavor profile on Tarentaise can range from bright red berries and floral undertones to deeply brown butter and nutty to wonderfully savory and brothy. Tarentaise Reserve follows the same make process as Tarentaise but is allowed to age for a minimum of 18 months to produce a cheese that is even more complex in flavor. Only a small proportion of Tarentaise wheels are deemed suitable for additional aging (roughly 5%)!

 

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Awards

2017

Tarentaise Reserve - Best in Show

American Cheese Society
Colorado, USA

Bronze Medal

World Cheese Awards
United Kingdom

 

2016

Gold Medal in Category

Big E Gold Cheese Competition Massachusetts, USA 

Good Food Awards

California, USA

Gold Medal, Best Jersey Milk

World Cheese Awards San Sebastian, Spain

2015

First Place in Category 

American Cheese Society
Rhode Island, USA

2014

Tarentaise Reserve - Best in Show

American Cheese Society
California, USA