True to its fantastical maritime namesake, Atlantis is a semi soft cheese with rind that is washed in our local Atlantic Ocean seawater which were infused with various edible local North Atlantic seaweed varieties.
Atlantis is cellar-aged 45-60 days, during which the rind develops a kaleidoscope of colors that contrasts the light speckles of seaweed dusted on the rind. It's not just about looks; as the cheese ages, the natural glutamine in the seaweed imparts deep umami flavor. The act of rind washing gives life to cultures that break down the proteins and acids, resulting in an interior that is supple and neutral from the rind inwards. When young, the inner center core will still be more acidic and crumbly, sort of a cheese trapped within another cheese! When at full age it is supple throughout.
This cheese is beachy, light and very approachable. The funk is never over the top. It is meant to highlight the traits of fantastic grass-fed summer and fall milk and our North-Atlantic meritime.
Sold in entire wheels for cutting by merchant or restaurant, or pre-cut in our pre-order boxes.