the Cheese

Quinta

$35.00
Title:
Quinta Whole Wheel (approx. 9oz)
Description: 

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Quinta, a farmstead cheese, is made by hand at our Point Reyes creamery.  It is a soft-ripened, bloomy rind cheese, inspired by the very famous, seasonally-made Vacherin Mont d’Or and its close variation L’Edel de Cléron, both from the Jura mountain region along the French-Swiss border. 

Quinta is a small round, about 4” in diameter, weighing about 9oz. 

The interior texture is silky-smooth and the rind is fluffy, yet slightly firm.

Made on the farm from our own pasteurized cows’ milk, the wheel is wrapped in Spruce bark.

Quinta is meant to be enjoyed at room temperature in a single sitting by removing the top rind and digging in with a small spoon or cheese spreader.

Why Quinta? This name is especially meaningful to us for two reasons.  First, Quinta means Farmstead in Portuguese.  Our maternal grandparents were from Portugal so this cheese honors our mom (who would have loved this cheese by the way!) and our Ferreira family heritage. Second, Quinta means Fifth in Spanish.  This cheese just happens to be the fifth product in our core line-up, so the name also has significance for our primarily Latinx staff that work so hard (day-in-and-day-out) to make all of our cheeses wonderful.

Tasting Notes: 
  • Quinta is enjoyable between 30 - 75 days following production
  • The younger wheels have a custardy texture with a slight buttermilk freshness and a woodsy finish
  • The more mature wheels are softer (and spoonable!) in texture.  The richer flavor is filled with fresh butter in the beginning and expands to notes of woodsy-mustard and wild mushrooms in the finish 
  • No matter the level of ripeness, the flavors intensify as you enjoy the cheese closer to the bark-wrapped perimeter
  • Don't forget to try the rind!  The flavor is delicious with even more earthy, mushroomy notes
Nutrition: 

Serving Size 1 oz. (28 g)
Servings Vary
Ingredients: Cultured Pasteurized Cows’ Milk (MILK), Salt, Enzymes (Microbial)
Amount/Serving

  • Calories 86
  • Fat Cal 59

 

  • Total Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 24mg
  • Sodium 122mg
  • Total Carb 2g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 5g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 140mg
  • Iron 0%

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