Basket molded ricotta

Lakin's Gorges Cheese LLC
Hand crafted in Rockport, Maine

Fresh and aged cheeses made with Tide Mill organic milk (Edmunds, ME)
All cheeses made with pasteurized milk

Read the story about Lakin's Gorges Cheese on the "From Away" food blog, written by Jillian Bedell!  http://www.fromaway.com/observations/lakins-gorges-cheese#more-8941

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Cheeses will be packaged with a personalized card and wrapped to stay cool.  Shipped via UPS, FedEx or USPS, shipping rates start at $12.00 for second day delivery. You can order securely online at http://shop.lakinsgorgescheese.com/.

Available now!  RICOTTA,  PRIX DE DIANE, MEDALLION, OPUS 42, and MORGAN

Perhaps I should have given it a different name.  Traditionally, Italian ricotta was made from whey, not whole milk.  Eventually, I do want to make traditional ricotta, but it will require substantially more whey than I produce currently.

In the United States, most people are familiar with whole milk ricotta in a tub that is delicious in lasagna. 

This cheese is made with whole milk but is certainly not like mass produced cheese.  And it is different - creamy, sweet, sliceable... delicious. 

Starting with cow's milk scented with sweet grass and clover, transforming the milk to curds and whey, and, finally, molding the curd into baskets with my own hands.  The result is ricotta unlike any you have tasted:  basket molded, hand-ladled, whole cow's milk Ricotta made from Organic Maine milk. 

The cheese, made without salt or preservatives, has a creamy texture and a sweet, mild flavor and can be eaten sliced on a cheese plate or used as an ingredient in either sweet or savory preparations. 

As an artisanal cheese some seasonal variations in taste are to be expected.  Each wheel averages about 3/4 pound.  Need a larger cheese?  A  1-1/2 pound wheel is also available. $8.00 per  pound.  

What is "Prix de Diane?"
Texan-Australian namesake loves "Prix de Diane!"

"Prix de Diane" in the foreground.
Prix de Diane
A divine, bloomy rind cheese with a velvety white rind and a pate of pale yellow that darkens to a rich yellow and gets more runny near the rind as it ages.  A bouquet of milk  and hints of citrus.  Aged 4 - 6 weeks, averages 8 ounces.  $24.00 per pound.







"MEDALLION"



Medallion
A bite sized pleasure.  This 3 ounce cheese is aged 2 weeks and develops an interior that is smooth and velvety.  This bloomy rind cheese  has notes of fresh mushroom and citrus.  If allowed to age to 1 month, it develops a liquid, gold heart.  3 ounce wheel, $6.50 each.


"OPUS 42"


Opus 42
Aged a minimum of 3 months in a 6 pound wheel, this semi-firm cheese is mold ripened  It is  nutty and slightly sharp with earthy notes on the rind.  Available by the wheel or by the pound.  $24.00 per pound.



"MORGAN"
Morgan
Each 1/2 pound wheel is mold ripened for a minimum of 3 months.  Very complex, grassy and salty, this hard  cheese will have you craving more.  Sold by the wheel.  $24.00 per pound.







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