Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese
Oxford's Harvest is a handcrafted, washed-rind cow's milk cheese that is modeled after a little-known Swiss cheese called Mutchli.
Made by Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese
Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese is a small artisan cheese plant nestled within the rolling hills of Gunn's Hill Rd. in Oxford County, Ontario. The cheeses produced at Gunn's Hill are truly unique, although you can taste the Swiss influence from techniques and recipes Shep learned while making cheese in the Swiss Alps.
About this cheese
Oxford's Harvest is a handcrafted, washed-rind cow's milk cheese that is modeled after a little-known Swiss cheese called Mutchli. Aging on cedar planks adds robust flavour, but the cheese is mild and creamy - developing its lightly lactic and buttery flavours in just 6 weeks. Excellent as is, this cheese also has wonderful melting qualities.
Pair it with...
foodServe with white chocolate.
beerPair with pale ales.
winePair with an aromatic sake.
winePair with apple cider.
Proper storage includes making sure that the wrapping adheres well to the cheese to prevent it from drying out. Keep cheeses on a lower shelf of your refrigerator, far from foods with strong odours, to avoid absorption of unwanted tastes and smells. If you follow these guidelines, your refrigerator’s vegetable drawer will be a good storage spot.
To preserve freshness of washed-rind cheeses, use breathable wrap like waxed paper to allow oxygen to work with the bacteria.
Refrigerator Shelf-life: 2-3 weeks.
Most cheeses can be frozen, but it is important to keep in mind that freezing can affect texture and character. This is why thawed cheeses are best reserved for use in cooking. Neither the taste nor texture of meals cooked with previously frozen cheeses will be affected.
You can freeze Swiss cheese, in pieces of 500 g or less, for up to two months! Just carefully wrap cheese in plastic wrap and place in an airtight freezer bag or vacuum pack. Before using, it is important to allow cheese to thaw slowly in the refrigerator.
Some cheeses, such as Cheddar, Swiss and Emmental, store very well in the freezer after they have been grated.