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BEER WASHED SEMISOFT CHEESE
A Salish Sea inspiration, we take our semi soft-ripened cheese and wash it with Pike Brewing Company's "Kilt Lifter" Scotch Ale. The result is pungent and earthy with a sweet malty finish. As a member of the washed rind family of cheeses, Off Kilter steps toward the "stinky" end of the spectrum, but finds the perfect flavor balance.
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Off Kilter shines with Charcuterie, but it is also delicious thinly sliced at room temperature over a thin crostini.
Pinot Noir's sweet, fruity flavors play well with the malty flavor and fatty texture of the cheese.
Off Kilter's best by date is 90 days after it is made. Approximately 50 days prior to its best by date it undergoes a dramatic transformation in texture and flavor. The cheese takes on a supple, fudge-like consistency and it's flavor deepens significantly. Early on it has a milky fresh, tart flavor, which rounds out to become malty, nutty and meaty.