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Cheese of the Month – Beecher's 4‑Year Aged Flagship Cheese

posted on July 8th, 2016 by Carl Smith

The first wheel of Flagship, Beecher’s signature cheese and our cheese of the month for July, was handcrafted just as Beecher’s Handmade Cheese opened its doors in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market in November of 2003. Now, Flagship proves it’s age-worthy in this four-year version. Richer and nuttier than its younger counterpart, with a tangy finish.

Made with a mix of Holstein and Jersey cow’s milk (60 percent and 40 percent, respectively) and studded with tyrosine crystals, this crowd-pleasing cheese is now more available than ever.

With flavors of caramel apple, butterscotch, and honey, aged Flagship is awesome with the French sweet wine, Sauternes. It also pairs nicely with a fruity cabernet sauvignon, or with a nutty brown ale.

Simple servings suggestions: Generously crumble 4-Year Aged Flagship over a salad, or layer onto a slice of ripe pear.


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