Today in my New World cheese studies, Stephanie Diamant, cheesemaker extraordinaire, brought in some delicious Lighthouse Tomme from Fifth Town. I don’t think this piece ever saw the inside of a fridge or plastic wrap. It was bursting with lemony, toasty aromas. I compared it to a New York style cheese cake with a baked top. It was amazing! The rind was also complex and boasted nutty, earthy and toasty flavours. I felt like I was eating dessert. I would pair this with a fruit preserve and serve it after dinner for a lovely, light, end of meal.
If you get the chance to visit the Fifth Town facilities in Prince Edward County, they have a sustainable eco-operation that is also certified by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). It also has a small retail shop so you can access freshly made cheese and they lead tasting tours by appointment.