Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Beekman 1802 Introduces Beekman BLAAK

The good guys (and goats) at Beekman 1802 have introduced the first artisanal cheese produced from the goats at Beekman Farm. 

Beekman Blaak is an Italian-style semi-hard cheese made from a 60:40 mix of unpasteurized goat and cow milk giving the cheese a mild but distinctive flavor. In keeping with traditional cheesemaking practices, this rare cheese is aged for 4 months in our caves and is coated with ash at each turning to promote the ripening of the wheel. The resulting edible black rind gives the cheese its name and makes it a true conversation piece on your table.

On our most recent visit to Beekman Farm in September, David and I had an opportunity to sample the cheese.  I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of goat milk cheese; but this cheese is very different.  With a smoother 'bite' than other goat cheeses, the taste will leave you wanting more and more.  Combined with sun-dried tomatoes in a delicious tart, to a stand alone midnight snack, Beekman Blaak will quickly become on of your favorite cheeses to have on hand for the holidays and for every day.

Beekman Blaak is only available in full 2-3 pound wheels, the perfect size for dividing and sharing. 

To order a wheel of this incredible cheese, visit the Beekman 1802 Mercantile.  While you're at it, don't forget to stock up on soap!  A bar or two will make a wonderful gift for someone you know this holiday season!

1 comment:

Elaine said...

I don't think I have ever seen a cheese with that color rind. I am sure it tastes wonderful since it is from the Beekman goats and our guys made it. I am looking forward to trying it!