East Hill Creamery Silver Lake AlpineEast Hill Creamery
2018 New York State Fair Gold Award Winner
Silver Lake is an Alpine style cheese that mimics the luscious flavor, texture, and melting characteristics of a Swiss Gruyere or French Comte. Named for a local lake near the creamery in Perry, New York, Silver Lake is often referred to as “the favorite.” It starts out big, like a Comte or Gruyere, in 60 pound wheels that are cave-aged on wood boards. The wheels are in the cave for at least a year to allow them to mature to bring out their finest and fullest flavors.
The first wheels to reach maturity and depart the cave express subtle notes of toasted hazlenuts, rich brown butter, and warm cooked milk. When Silver Lake is left to age it mellows into a heavenly, slightly onion-y taste.
East Hills Creamery’s Silver Lake captures the essence of raw, pasture-fed cow’s milk. Their 60 head pampered cheese herd produces the high quality milk that is the foundation for Silver Lake. Their cows graze on the a mixture of indigenous grasses and other plants, including rye grass, white clover, blue grass, chicories, dandelions, daisies, and red clover. The natural grazing on the medley of grasses produces unique subtle flavors to their cheeses.
Silver Lake is delicious on its own, on a cheeseboard, or melted in a grilled cheese between thick slices of bread. It reaches its peak flavor when melted on top of French onion soup. But, put Silver Lake in a Croque-Monsieur (baked ham and cheese with velvety bechamel oozing out all over the place) and you will discover a life-changing addition to your culinary repertoire.
Our partners at East Hill Creamery are farmstead cheese making professionals using old world techniques and recipes. Your cheese is hand picked and shipped right from their cheese cave to your door. To ensure the quality of the cheese during delivery, all shipments will go out Monday through Wednesday with 1-2 day delivery.
*We provide free shipping to the following states with a minimum purchase of $100 of East Hill products (CT, DE, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, and WV). If shipping to a different state, you can choose either 2 day air or overnight - shipping charges will be automatically calculated upon checkout. Free shipping is supplier specific and cannot be combined with other suppliers. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us directly 717.461.7447.
East of Buffalo, New York, lies Wyoming County and on the eastern side of the county in the village of Perry on East Hill just due east of Silver Lake is East Hill Farm. East Hill Farm and Creamery is owned by Gary and Betty Burley, and participating in the operation of the Dairy and Creamery are four of their five children. Gary and Betty are two long-time Wyoming County dairy farmers and they are proud to be part of Wyoming County's rich dairy history. Starting with just 18 cows on 100 acres their herd has grown to over 700 cows grazing on 1000 acres, and about 60 of those cows make up the pampered "Cheese Herd."
All of the cheeses produced by East Hill Creamery originate from raw, unpasteurized cow's milk produced from their farm. Their cows graze on the usual mixture of indigenous grasses and other plants, including rye grass, white clover, blue grass, chicories, dandelions, daisies, and red clover. The natural grazing on the medley of grasses produces unique subtle flavors to their delicious cheeses. The climate and soil type of Wyoming County lends itself to the creation of some magnificent "Alpine" style cheese. Alpine cheese is traditionally made in the mountains from the milk of animals who have grazed in high mountain pastures yielding a rich, complex flavor. The flavors derive from the cows grazing on lush, and varied, seasonal grasses. East Hill Creamery has perfected and elevated this age-old process to create some simply amazing award winning cheeses.