Kunik by @nettle_meadow, New York.
@nettle_meadow farm, located near the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York, is home to over 360 goats of various breeds, several dozen East Friesian sheep, a sanctuary for retired farm animals and a small cheesemaking facility.
Their signature cheese, the Kunik, is truly unique. Handmade using 75% goat’s milk from the farm and 25% local Jersey cow’s milk cream, this triple cream will knock your socks off!
The soft-ripened cheese is best consumed quite young at 3-4 weeks and sensually blends the lemony tang of the goat’s milk with the mushroom and butter notes of the cow’s milk. The texture is quite dense but the pâte still has an incredibly luscious mouthfeel.
Pairing suggestion: the 84% butterfat content of the Kunik will pair explosively with sparkling and fruity rosé.