Rush Creek Reserve is made seasonally by Uplands Cheese. Produced only in the fall, as the diet of their cows begins to change from summer pasture to the winter’s dry hay. This rich milk is perfect for a cheese like Rush Creek, so soft and decadent that it’s often referred to as savory custard. Each cheese is wrapped in spruce bark, which gives shape to the cheese and imparts a subtle woodsy flavor.
For the most dedicated of Rush Creek Reserve fans: One wheel of Rush Creek Reserve plus a Rush '19 t-shirt. Quantities are limited!
Before serving Rush Creek, bring the cheese to room temp or warm it gently in an oven. When using an oven, remove the paper wrapping and either wrap the cheese in tin foil or cover it in a ceramic crock. Place the cheese in a 250-degree oven for approximately 45 minutes, or until the entire cheese becomes soft and warm.
Use a knife to cut around the perimeter of the cheese, just above the bark. Lift off the rind and scoop out the soft interior paste with a spoon. The rich, savory flavors are deep but delicate, and pair nicely with cured meats, roasted root vegetables and off-dry white wines.