Hélène is named after both the cheesemaker’s grandmother and the cheesemaker’s husband’s great-grandmother, who shared the same name. Hélène is little crottin (small cylinder or button) of gooey, mushroomy goodness. This cheese varies with the seasons: in the winter our cool cave keeps her rather firm but as the weather warms and the air hangs with humidity, Hélène becomes more oozy. Similar to a tiny camembert with tons more character her rind transforms over time from mild easy-to-please mushroomy to full-on earthy wildness, touched by blue.
Hélène is made from pasteurized Holstein and Jersey milk of our neighbors at Walnut Lane Farm in Dudley, MA. Please inquire about availability.
Note: As with European crottins, kept in its original wrapping, Hélène dries over time and become a hard, dense little button. This is normal and encouraged.
- 0.30 LBS