This article is sponsored by Heber Valley Artisan Cheese. Based in Midway, UT, Heber Valley Artisan Cheese wants you to experience the difference of the farmer’s touch. Their integrated dairy farm and creamery deliver a true farm-to-table experience. In fact, they believe the finest handcrafted cheeses begins with the best quality premium milk.
Cheese is one of the best things about life, and whether you like it melty on your favorite grilled cheese, or freshly cut and on top of a cracker, or even toasted. That’s right, toasted. Your Utah host Taylor Powers talks with Russel Kohler of Heber Valley Artisan Cheese about how they started and what some of their favorite cheese that they make are.
Wasatch Back Jack
The National Champion of Flavored Jack Category and the American Cheese Society in 2013, Wasatch Back Jack is a cheese that has nothing subtle about it. With tastes of jalapeno, lime, sweet bell pepper and subtle sun-dried tomatoes, You’ll find this cheese packs a huge punch of delicious cheesy taste.
For the creamiest aged cheddar around, try Cascade Raw. This is farmstead cheddar that has had plenty of time to develop some really incredible creamy and complex testes. Try pairing these with some apple slices to really fully experience the complexity of this cheese.
The Herd’s Curd
Grab ’em and go! The Herds Curd, or Heber Valley’s version of squeaky cheese is available in all sorts of different tastes. Grab a handful of the banana pepper curd and pop them in your mouth like popcorn! The premium cow milk they use provides the perfect base for a clean natural flavor with a delightful texture.
Tomato Basil Cheddar
If you take a farmhouse cheddar and add the best quality locally grown sundried tomatoes and basil, you’ll get one of the smoothest cheeses you’ll ever try. If you want to experience Italy in the forms of a cheese, the Tomato Basil Cheddar is your best bet!
While Heber Valley Artisan Cheese isn’t the first to create a toasting cheese, they have definitely perfected it. This cheese is designed to be toasted, but it won’t melt. That’s right, it’s a cheese that won’t melt. This is a traditional Finnish cheese that you’ll definitely want more of. While some companies that offer versions of Juustolopeipä toast them before they sell them, Heber Valley Artisan Cheese wants you to experience the toasting process. It may sound odd, but toast some of this up, spackle a little bit of your favorite local jam or jelly on it, and go to town! You’ll love the pronounced taste and squeaky texture this cheese gives when it is toasted.
Visit Heber Valley Cheese
You definitely need to visit Heber Valley Artisan Cheese. Buy some of the cheese or other local products at their shop. Have a grilled cheese or some Aggie ice cream. And they offer tours with tastings, cheese making classes, and even seasonal events. Plus, see the cows that are treated like royalty just to get some of the best premium Holstein milk around. Heber Valley Artisan Cheese is an experience for the whole family that you won’t forget.
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