I had the pleasure of attending a tasting last week at My Artisano Cheese and boy was I delighted. Two cheesemakers were there, Ed-Mar Dairy as well as My Artisano, and Britt Hedges of Martin & Company Wines was there to pour lovely pairing wines.
I’m so incredibly excited that our region is getting cheesy! You can get a private tour or visit on Saturdays at Ed-Mar located in Walton KY, where you can watch the milking robot work and enjoy the healthy free range cows. I was especially impressed with their Banklick Cream and Maddie’s Gold varieties, and Lula’s for Lunch, and More! Catering will be picking up some of their special Queso very soon for a Mexican themed event. You can pick up Ed Mar Cheeses at these retail outlets.
Eduardo Rodriguez, the cheesemaker at My Artisano, is so obviously passionate about his varieties as he lovingly explains his process. He likes to name his cheese after place – a Blue Ash Airport Runway for his MOST important tasting Grisardo – a washed rind cheese – and Sharon Creek – his brie style cheese that will knock your socks off. Click here to see where these cheeses can be bought or enjoyed at local restaurants.
I tasted all 3 wine varieties offered with the suggested cheeses, but I kept coming back to a Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero (a region in Spain) called Tamaral Crianza 2011. I discovered that this gem can be picked up at Country Fresh Farmer’s Market in Anderson! Yay! So “Let’s Get Cheezy Wid It”!!