Prairie Tomme is a rustic, mountain style, hard cheese made with 100% sheep’s milk. The curd is cut very small and slowly cooked, resulting in a lower moisture cheese. It is aged at least 4 months, during which the rind is washed with brine. This creates a beautiful, natural rind with an earthy flavor.
This cheese is nutty and caramel-y, with hints of brown butter. Its rind is evocative of grass and minerals with a heavy wet clay aroma.
Prairie Tomme pairs well with Belgian style Ales and Lagers, Pinot noir or Burgundy reds, Spanish chorizo, and pears. This cheese creates a scrumptious cheese soup, or grilled cheese sandwich.