|Photo credit: Jill Lewis|
Wine Spectator “100 Great Cheeses” list. Now, they just follow their noses, especially toward artisanal American samplings.
This month, I asked them to participate in the Blue Cheese Invitational, and sure enough, Jill found a blue I've never seen. I can't wait to try a crumble of this raw-milk Minnesota newbie. Even the picture looks like an ol' hound-dog tooth.
Here's how Jill describes Farmdog:
Not many people probably think about Minnesota when they think about blue cheese, but this state produces a few fine specimens of fromage bleu. In fact, my first post for Cheese and Champagne, way back in November 2008, was about a Minnesota blue called St. Pete's Select, lovingly created and aged in Faribault Dairy's sandstone caves. St. Pete's has garnered quite the following in the past few years, and you'll often see it on the menus of Twin Cities restaurants, but there's a new blue in town that's making waves. Let me introduce you to Farmdog Blue.