San Joaquin Gold 8oz

This cheese is an American original created by us, and known as our award-winning mistake!  In keeping with the European tradition of naming unique foods after the location where they were first produced, we have named our San Joaquin Gold after the rich San Joaquin Valley of Central California. Made in 32-pound wheels and stamped with cow's shape on the center as its trademark identification, we age this cheese 12 months.

Mildly sweet and mellow when young, this cheese develops a darker golden hue and nuttier flavor over time. Its flesh is firm and granular with an aroma of toasted nuts and browned butter with a pleasant acidity and lovely sweetness.

San Joaquin Gold 8oz $ 11.00

PAIRINGS

BEER

  • IPA
  • Lager
  • Belgian Style

FOODS

  • Stuffed Dates
  • Pecans
  • Apricots
  • Grapes

THIS CHEESE IS GREAT FOR

  • Snacking
  • Cooking
  • Grated on Soup or Salad
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Burgers
  • Grilled Cheese

WINE

  • Presecco
  • Champagne
  • Riesling
  • Chianti

Cheese handling

Keep refrigerated Vacuum-sealed package may be stored for up to one year.
Once opened, tightly wrap the remaining cheese and store in an airtight bag up to 30 days.

RELATED PRODUCTS

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AWARDS

ACS - 2002 Silver

CA State Fair - 2003 - Gold

WCA - 2004 - Gold

WCA - 2005 - Gold

ACS - 2005 - Bronze

WCA - 2006 - Silver

ACS - 2008 - Gold

CA State Fair - 2009 - Silver

ACS - 2010 - Bronze

WCA - 2010 - Bronze

CA State Fair - 2010 - Gold

CA State Fair - 2010 - Best of Division

CA State Fair - 2012 - Bronze

CA State Fair - 2013 - Silver

CA State Fair - 2014 - Silver

CA State Fair - 2015 – Gold