"Merry Goat Round" #cheeseportrait #painting This is an incredibly light and delicious creamy goat's milk cheese that ripens from the soft rind inwards. It comes from the guys at Firefly Farms in Maryland. Prints available at :http://mikegeno.com/catalog/print_pages/cheese/Merry_Goat_Round_matted_PRINT.htm #cheeseart #cheese #art #foodart
This is one of the three highest ranked American Cheeses in 2013, winning the impressive Best In Show 3rd place. It was especially sweet a reward for cheesemaker Willi Lehner who is located just outside of Madison, WI where the American Cheese Society's annual conference was held when he won. Sold
Camel's Back - My first taste of this cheese was at a table with the owners, Thomas and Barbara Schaer, of Meadowset farm and Apiary. The farm is outside of Philadelphia on the Delaware border. Thomas is Swiss born and he and his wife began making cheese from their heard of sheep in addition to being full-time vetenarians! sold, prints are available on mikegeno.com
This wonderfully flavorful blue-veined cheddar is made in Wisconsin by Roelli Cheese. Made more like a cheddar, "Dunbarton Blue" has a minimal bluing which seems to compliment the indulgent cheddar rather than compete with it. You can taste the earth and age in its body while, for me, being rewarded with the most gratifying mouthfeel that reminds me of wax that's just been melted and not completely firmed up after it begins to cool. SOLD, prints available at mikegeno.com
Morbier 2, A return to a classic cheese for a patron commission. It's a delicious job, but Im glad to do it. sold - prints available here: http://mikegeno.com/cheese%20album/pages/Morbier2_matted_PRINT.htm
WEYBRIDGE is an organic Vermont cheese aged at Cellars at Jasper Hill. The rind of this cheese is what attracted me the most though the flavor was not less than impressive. The difficulty of course was the fact this soft cheese is runny once it's room temperature. I had to focus on the cheese first but even that started to ooze a bit as I painted it. By the time I completed this painting, it had pooled out a bit and I was left only with the task of eating it. It was a great lunch.