The Farmstead at Mine Brook
(Home to Goat Rising & Jersey
Award winning cheesemaker, John Miller shared with us his pride at being given the honor of supplying the 6th
(cheese) course at the prestigious WGBY Gourmet Wine Lovers Dinner at the
Marriot in Springfield, MA.
It was a very exciting evening! There were 250 diners and each one had 14
wine glasses arranged around his/her plate. By the time John's course was served, the room was getting quite noisy. However, when John stood up and talked about his farm, you could hear a pin drop in the room. Folks were fascinated by his account of making cheese.
Before the dinner, John and the chef arranged
his cheese on platters for each of the 30 tables. John had chosen 3 of his cheeses for the event:
Jersey Maid Reblochon
- said to be the finest domestic Reblochon- rich and buttery
with a long deep note of roasted grain on the finish.
Neige en Ete, "Snow in Summer"
- a mold-ripened triple cream that was the Gold Medal winner in the 2008 World's Jersey Cheese Competition.
Goat Rising Maroilles
- a luscious chevre combined with a special mix of herbs, including dill, jalapeno and lemon zest.
We'll soon be doing an interview with John and a tour of his farm for our blog. His cheese is sold at many retail outlets in the area, at his farm store and at his website: www.goatrising.com
. Contact him at: (413) 339-8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org