St. Stephen is a triple-cream delight, luxuriously smooth with a fragrant hint of mushroom. This wonderfully creamy cow's milk cheese is crafted in Stephentown, New York, named for Stephen van Rensselaer III, the last patroon (feudal landowner) of what is now Rensselaer county. A benevolent yet accomplished man (elected to several New York State and federal government positions and founder of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), his landholdings at the time of his death in 1839 have made him the tenth-richest American in history to date. A rich cheese named for a rich man! Pour a sparkling white (Prosecco) with this beauty and toast to the riches in your life! Each cheese is about 8 ounces.
Each cheese comes with a fromager note (describing the cheese with beverage pairing suggestions) and a cheese serving tag identifying its name, origin and milk type.