Jasper Hill Sherry Gray (Special Order*)
Sherry Gray is a double-cream, ash-ripened medallion made with grass-fed cows’ milk and additional cream. The ash coating on this cheese serves a purpose beyond the aesthetically pleasing, stony complexion of its rind; it plays a part in tempering the fresh wheels’ surface pH and fosters the development of a thin, even bloom of flora. The extra cream and relatively long culturing time creates an almost whipped texture, which coats the palate in buttery richness.
Sherry Gray has a delicate, velvety rind that gives way to a gently oozing cream line surrounding a dense but giving interior. Buttery, milky flavors dominate, with a floral note and nutty warmth to the finish.