Being a food lover living in New York City, I have been spoiled by the variety of exceptional restaurants that I have experienced. For my birthday last year, my roommate decided to surprise me by taking me to Beecher’s Cellar. Located just below Beecher’s store and café, this cozy restaurant offers many small portioned, sharable plates and an extensive drink menu. But the real draw here is that you are seated in the heart of a working cheese cellar. While you enjoy your meal, you are able to feast your eyes on their cheeses in their many stages of aging. We ordered a small cheese plate featuring Beecher’s Flagship, Beecher’s No Woman, and Cypress Grove’s Truffle Tremor (because I am a goat cheese lover and every good cheese plate needs to include a goat’s milk cheese).
Beecher’s Flagship, as the name suggests, is their signature cheese that was created in 2003 when Beecher’s first location in Seattle opened up shop. The cheese is a semi-firm cow’s milk cheese that has been aged for 15 months. It has a nutty flavor and a crumbly texture. It has won numerous awards including Best Semi-Hard Cow’s Milk Cheese at the 2007 American Cheesemaker Awards. Flagship is a great choice for a party pleaser cheese.
On the other hand, the more adventurous option on our cheese plate was the No Woman. No Woman uses Jamaican Jerk spices to offer the cheese a smoky and spicy flavor profile. Also an award winner, this cheese was awarded 2nd Place for Flavored Cheeses in 2009 by the American Cheese Society. It is a truly complex cheese and great option if you are looking for something to perk up your cheeseboard.
Now you are able to take home and try for yourself both of these cheeses here at Bottle King. We now proudly introduce a line of Beecher’s cheeses exclusively at our Ramsey, New Jersey location.