Pleasant Ridge Reserve Cheese

Pleasant Ridge Reserve Cheese

48 Customer Ratings
Item Number: #1710
Weight: 0.50lbs

Wisconsin Pleasant Ridge Reserve Cheese is an artisanal cheese made from the non-pasteurized milk of a single herd of Wisconsin cows fed and managed using natural, "old world" practices. The cows graze lush pastures from early spring through fall, just as all cows did before the industrialization of our food system. The resulting milk has better nutritional value and more varied and subtle flavors that are expressed in the delicate flavor profile of this cheese. The flavors are rich and hearty with complex layers of caramel and nuts and an intriguing tart fruitiness.

Best In Show American Cheese Society - 2003, 2005, 2010 (Only cheese to win this award more than once!)

The Basics

Region: Dodgeville, WI

Milk Type: Cow

Pasteurization: Non-pasteurized

Rennet Type: Animal

Age: 12+ months

Ingredients: Raw non-GMO cow's milk, rennet, cultures, salt

Cheese Profile


  • young
  • medium
  • aged
  • old


  • soft
  • medium
  • hard
  • brittle


  • mild
  • medium
  • strong
  • pungent

Pairing Recommendations

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Chardonnay
  • Riesling
  • Belgian Ale
  • Lager
  • Porter
  • Wheat Ale

Other Cheese Pairings
Chicken, Pork, Salami, Savory Crackers, Nuts, Olives, Crusty Artisan Bread, Chocolate, Grapes, Dried Fruit

Product Reviews (4)

aquired taste
By hunter bass

It's probably an aquired taste that I haven't aquired yet

Pleasant ridge - great cheese with wine
By greg kelley

Pleasant ridge is at the top of my list of favorites. Patterned after alpine cheeses, this is full bod O Dowd and is a perfect pair for big red wines like Cabernet or Zinfandel.

By jniemeyer

I'm not a cheese expert but this is really good, both the taste and texture.

very enjoyable
By Renee Clark

This is a cheese that is fun to eat. We thought it had a rich flavor and was pleasantly sweet. It's a nice firm cheese too.

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