Death & Taxes

Organic Jersey Cow milk • Beer-Washed Rind

Our newest creation, "Death & Taxes," is a super tasty collaboration with Moonlight Brewing Company. Fresh organic jersey cow milk is pasteurized, cultured, and coagulated with natural calf rennet. The resulting cheese curds are cut, stirred, and then scooped into basket forms by hand. After brining the next day, the cheeses are regularly flipped and washed with Moonlight Brewing's "Death & Taxes" black lager. The cheese's namesake is a cult favorite beer that pretty much every beer enthusiast in the Bay Area (and beyond) knows and loves. The dark beer gives the rind a distinctive stained wood appearance, imparting aroma nuances of yeast and hints of chocolate from the darkly roasted malts. The paste is dense and buttery with a fudge-like mouth feel and the golden hue is from the rich jersey cow milk. It was Benjamin Franklin who uttered the now (in)famous quote "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."  While that quote may still hold true, we figure that some things are certain to make you happy: beer and cheese!

Read a review of the cheese here: Yet Another Home Run

  • GOLD MEDAL WINNER, CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR 2017 (first competition for this cheese)