And by Rascal, I do mean Colin McGrath’s signature cheese: a wily raw cow’s milk cheese that is aged 3-4 months, has a dense fudge-y texture and is lightly torched on its outer rind. After a brief hiatus during which time the young cheesemaker moved his creamery operation to Hudson, NY, McGrath will be returning to Chappaqua on an alternating week schedule.
There really is no excuse not to have a fantastic cheese tray at your next event/bbq – between McGrath’s cheeses, the incredible array of cheeses offered at Shepherd Valley Creamery (goat, sheep and cow’s milk) and the Hawthorne Valley cheeses at the Miracle Springs tent.
It’s a good thing we have SO much exquisite bread at our market to accompany said cheese. You can do what we do at our house when we find ourselves with an abundance of good cheese and market greens and are too hot and bothered to cook: cheese tray and salad for dinner with a nice glass of wine. Bliss.