|5 Spoke Creamery Cheese|
When I found a selection of four artisanal small batch cheeses by 5 Spoke Creamery at Whole Foods Market the other day I could not wait to try them. What really got my attention is that the 5 Spoke Creamery Cheese meets both of my cheese criteria. 5 Spoke cheese is both RAW and PASTURE-FED!
Because raw milk cheese is not made from milk that has been heated and pasteurized it is a rich source of probiotic bacteria which help colonize the digestive tract and keep us healthy. Raw milk and raw milk cheese, unlike pasteurized milk products, also contain important enzymes which help us to digest the fat, protein, and sugar in the milk.
Pasture-fed cheese is superior to conventional cheese because the cows have eaten a natural diet, in fact, the diet nature intends them to eat, and they are treated humanely. Grass-fed dairy products contains a good ratio of essential fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid, vitamin A and vitamin E.
TUMBLEWEED cave-aged eight to nine months is a salty semi-hard cheddar with a nice crumble.
REDMOND CHEDDAR aged six months is a buttery well-balanced cheddar. Redmond Cheddar is my personal favorite.
WELSH CHEDDAR is a mild, sweet, creamy cheese without any hint of sharpness.