After several years of working with Gouda Cheese, Mary was teaching cheese making to a woman from Turkey who had been staying on the farm. Before going back to her homeland, the woman asked Mary if there was anything that she could do for her. Mary replied “You know I have been wanting to make the cheese known as Tilsit.” Her guest replied that she had the perfect recipe in her office. The recipe came in the mail written in Turkish. After translating into English, Mary started developing her own recipe; it took 3 years to perfect the cheese the way she envisioned it.
Eichten’s Tilsit: Aged in the aging rooms to develop a semi-hard pre-ripened cheese similar to a Swiss. It will age up to 7 years just like in Europe which helps develop the great taste. Flavor has a hint of cheddar at the end used for any appetizer, entrée or snack.
Wine Pairing: Semi-dry Red or White
Beer Pairing: Porters, Nutty Stouts, Finnegans Amber