Saxon Snowfields Aged Butterkase

Saxon Snowfields Aged Butterkase

Country:

United States

Cheese Texture/Type:

Firm

Cheese Milk Type:

Cow

Cheese Age:

6 months

Saxon Homestead Farm is a fifth-generation family partnership owned and operated by Robert Klessig and Kathleen Block-Klessig, Liz and Karl Klessig, their families, and a team of dedicated employees. Over 170 years ago in 1848, their ancestors migrated from Saxony, Germany to the rich lakeshore soils of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin and began the family legacy of dairy farming. When their herd began producing more milk than the family needed in 1870, they founded the Saxon Creamery to preserve and share it with others.

Based on an efficient production system and rotational grazing, the farm is dedicated to producing high-quality milk. Its cows are not treated with growth hormones and the farm is the single-source milk supplier for the creamery.

Saxon’s Snowfields Aged Butterkase’s unique rind and paste are a lovely white bone china hue. It’s made only from the late fall and early winter's milk when the fat and protein content is higher. And, since it's only made from the milk of one season, the quantities produced are limited and the cheese is quite rare.

Look for warm, toasty and earthy notes, balanced with a buttery richness in this bold, flavorful, 6-month-aged cheese. Its texture is rich and super creamy, but crunchy flavor crystals (tyrosine) are characteristic too. We found flavors of sweet milk, plus nutty and parmesan notes when warmed up to room temperature. A really nice lactic bite on the finish leaves you pining for more.

This is a superb eating cheese. Its striking white hue makes it a pretty stunning and delicious addition to any cheese tray. It will also melt down nicely for a very decadant grilled cheese or croque-monsieur sandwich… like you’ve never had before! The creamery suggests that you enjoy it with hearty, crusty breads and homemade soups, or dry wines and imperial/strong lagers.

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