Idyll Farms

Idyll Cheese

 

IDYLL PASTURES

It takes only 4 days to transform Northern Michigan’s great lakes pastures into the freshest goat cheese form. The result is a fluffy, white, marshmallow-like, sliceable, rindless round with a citrusy smooth, creamy tang that melts in your mouth. Packaged with our goat logo embossed container with a longer shelf life.

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Pairing Suggestions: Sweet: honey, lavender, fresh fruit and berries, chocolate or Savory: olive oil, chilies, herbs, bacon jam.

Flavor Options: Plain, Garlic and Herb, Fennel Pollen, Cherry, Honey Lavender

Sizing: Typically 4 oz.

Shelf Life: 60 Days
 

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IDYLL PASTURES Spreadable

Our gateway to goat cheese. Fresh from the pastures, to the milking parlor and overnight is transformed into fresh fluffy, creamy, spreadable cheese. The most versatile cheese as ingredient for cooking, sandwiches, dips, salads, insta-appetizers on a cracker or fruit slice. Packaged with our goat logo embossed container with a longer shelf life.

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Flavor Options: Plain, Garlic and Herb, Cherry, Honey Lavender

Sizing: 5 oz.

Shelf Life: 60 Days

 


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MONT IDYLL

Mont Idyll is inspired by the traditional Valençay cheese from the Loire Valley. Named a “Best Artisanal Cheese” by Food & Wine Magazine. The soft ripened rind is delicately painted with vegetable ash. Fluffy, smooth and citric when young, it evolves into a firmer interior with a developed creamline under the rind as it ages.

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Pairing Suggestions: Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Dry Rose, Gamay Noir, Cabernet Franc, Dry Hard Apple Cider, Idyll Farms Cherry Butter, pickled beets or radishes, clover honey, walnuts, apple, and pear.

Sizing:  Typically 5-7 oz.

Shelf Life: 21 Days

 

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Dual milk made with Idyll Goat milk and a splash of organic cow cream, this soft-ripened round is buttery rich and creamy with a wrinkled rind. Young, it is sweet and delicate, developing a touch of heat as it ages.

 

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Pairing Suggestions: White-Riesling, Vouvray, Sauvignon Blanc, Champagne, Red- Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Fruity Hard Apple Cider, Idyll Farms Cherry Butter, quince paste, pancetta, herbal honey, chutney, bacon jam, dragon fruit, papaya, and dried apricots.

Flavor Options: Plain, Morel (seasonal)

Sizing: Typically 5-8 oz.

Shelf Life: 21 Days

 

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Hand ladled and painted with a silvery vegetable ash and layering, Idyll Gris (pronounced “gree” French for “gray”) has a fluffy and light paste. Its taste is mild with notes of fresh cream, fruit and umami flavors, developing a cream line under the pleasingly wrinkled rind as it ages. A gold and silver medalistat the 2016 World Championship Cheese Contest, a “2016 Best Cheese” by Culture magazine and two 1st places at the 2017 American Cheese Society.

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Pairing Suggestions: Tart fresh white wine or a fruity and bright rosé.

Sizing: 4 oz. slice or 1 & 3 lb. wheel

Shelf Life: 21 Days

 

 

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CAMEMBERT

Our goat milk Camembert has quickly become a local favorite. The cheese tastes as gorgeous as it looks: under the bloomy, downy white rind is a delicate, mushroomy, rich flavored paste, developing an oozy middle as it ages.

 

Pairing Suggestions: Bold red wine and an oaky Chardonnay.

Sizing: 5-8 oz.

Shelf Life: 21 Days

 

Temptation2.29.16TEMPTATION

*LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Temptation is a raw milk tomme styled cheese. It ages in our state of the art cheese cellar for a minimum of 60 days, gracefully perched on specially aged kiln dried wood harvested during the last full moons of December. During the affinage process, it is hand washed daily with a hard cider made from Idyll Farms harvested apples. The end result is a semi-hard cheese with complex layers of length, nose, texture, and flavor going from mild to sharp as it ages.

 

 

Sizing: Large Wheel (7-9 lbs), Small Wheel (3-5 lbs), Cut to size

Shelf Life: 30 Days

 

 

Other Idyll Items:

 

tartcherry_preserversTart Cherry Preserves- Our organically treated cherries from Idyll Farms preserved from whole pitted cherries make a wonderful accompaniment to your chèvre or your PB & J Idyll Farms

 

 

 

 

 

Idyll Cheese Make Rooms

“Idyll Aging Caves”

 

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