Calvander is the most robust cheese that we produce and is a 3-time winner of the Best in Show ribbon at the NC State Fair. Inspired by Asiago, Calvander is aged for 7+ months, and is simply bursting with flavor! Its buttery and walnut characteristics are balanced by a piquant tang. We named this cheese after Calvander Crossroads, the site of the 19th century Calvin Andrews schoolhouse just minutes from the Creamery. Shave this cheese over pasta al dente or grate finely to make pesto. Add to a béchamel for serving over chicken, or mix with our Hickory Grove to give macaroni and cheese a real kick. And Calvander makes the perfect flavor-forward cheese for your cheeseboard!
Cool climate coastal California red wine is excellent with Calvander:
A Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir will add pristine cherry flavors and a little wild spiciness to your cheese course. Or try an aromatic, lively Pinot, a good Grenache or Gamay.
A refreshing Kolsch makes eating immoderate amounts of Calvander very appealing! Originating in Cologne in western Germany, Kolsch has a faint, floral hoppiness and lower bitterness than a typical lager.
NC State Fair: Best of Show (2014, 2012, 2011) Best of NC (2014, 2012, 2011), Gold (2014 – 2011)
World Jersey Cheese Awards: Gold (2012)
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