Country of Origin: United States
City / Village: Colchester
Type of Milk: Cow
Cheese Style: Washed Rind
Flavor Profile: Stinky
At Cato Corner Farm in Colchester, Connecticut, the mother-son team of Elizabeth MacAlister and Mark Gillman has been making cheese from the milk of their 40 Jersey cows since 1997. Their cheeses tend to present clean, yet hearty milk flavors that we like to smear on brown bread and wash down with equally hearty beer.
Hooligan has an easy-going, mellow interior and a salty, stinky rind. This yin-yang of flavors comes together to make a pungent, full bodied cheese that is always a customer favorite. As Hooligan is aged, it is periodically washed with a brine solution that keeps the surface moist, which in turn attracts the bacteria which gives the cheese its distinct aroma and orange colored rind. With notes of grass and walnuts on top of an underlying sweetness, Hooligan is at once delicate and beefy.
Hooligan has been selected by both Saveur magazine and Slow Food USA as one of the top American cheeses!
For more information on Cato Corner, please visit http://www.formaggiokitchen.com/travelogues/domestic/cato
Produced By: Cato Corner Farm
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Product ID: 00912
|Price: $17.98 / ½ lb|