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SOFT-RIPENED WITH TRUFFLE
Trufflestack is similar to our flagship Seastack infused with black truffles. This bold, limited-run cheese earned a SOFI award upon release and continues to garner rave reviews. It is an outstanding choice for the holidays or special occasions.
2010: SOFI Award - Best new product
Trufflestack over a crostini with sauteed shallot, shitake and chantrelle mushrooms will make you a believer.
Pinot Noir or Zinfandel
Trufflestack's best by date is 55 days after it is made. When it's young (up to 35 days prior to the sell by date) it has a milky fresh, somewhat tangy flavor. As it matures (35 to 10 days prior to the sell by date), the ripening will become more noticeable on the outer section of the paste. The ripened area will have a translucent cream color, with a white interior. The ripened section will take on garlic, earthy flavors which complement the flavor of truffle. Approximately 10 days prior to the sell by date, the ripened flavor will become very pronounced, and the unripened section will be gone.
Opinions vary on the optimal time to enjoy soft ripened cheese. If you like lighter flavor and a firmer texture, then earlier is better. If you prefer stronger flavors and a soft, creamy texture, then wait until it's closer to the sell by date. Remember this style of cheese changes dramatically as it ages. Experiencing the cheese at different ages is part of the fun, so don't be afraid to experiment.