Jacobs & Brichford Briana Italian Alpine | Revittle
Jacobs & Brichford Briana Italian Alpine | Revittle Jacobs & Brichford Briana Italian Alpine | Revittle Jacobs & Brichford Briana Italian Alpine | Revittle
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Briana is a semi-firm, smear-ripened cheese, dense and easily melted.  It is carefully aged for a minimum of 90 days to develop a wonderfully complex flavor. It is dense, smooth and slightly elastic, adapted from the Italian Alpine cheeses. It is younger and therefore milder and maintains a semi-hard texture. It is a good melting cheese with distinct nutty overtones, mild herbaceousness and hints of fresh fruit add an element of pungency to the finish. Compliments a fruit and nut tray but can stand up to traditional roasted meats. Good Food Awards Finalist 2014.
StateIndiana
CountyFayette County
TownConnorsville
ProducerJacobs & Brichford Cheese
ProductBriana Italian Alpine
TypeAlpine Style Cheese
AgingAged 90 Days
Production MethodsFarmstead
Production MethodsAnimal Rennet
Production MethodsRaw
Production MethodsCow's Milk

Welcome to Jacobs and Brichford Cheese! Since the early 1800’s, our land has been home to a family farm here in SE Indiana, nestled in the Whitewater River Valley. All the milk used in our cheese is produced on our farm, from our grass-fed, Jersey, Normande and Tarentaise cross cows. We also have a small flock of hair sheep and a drift of Berkshire hogs. We operate a seasonal dairy–following nature’s rhythm of milking (in a New Zealand style outdoor parlor) and move our cows through fresh pastures each day. We manage our resources meticulously, use limited inputs, and create all natural, grass-fed milk and cheeses of the highest quality.

Jacobs & Brichford Cheese | Revittle

We are Leslie Jacobs and Matthew Brichford, and we have lived on the Brichford family farm since 1981.  We have built our married life together on the farm, raising three daughters who have spent their summers milking cows and chasing the other animals (and their sisters) around the fields.  We are proud to be an active part of our local community, celebrating our rich family history in the area, which dates back to 1819.  Today, Matthew manages the farm and makes our artisan cheese.  Leslie and daughter Maize help with the cheese marketing. Daughter Miah is in charge of milking and helps with grazing management. Welsh Corgi Mirk is an active worker on the farm, running alongside the cows encouragingly.

Jacobs & Brichford Cheese | Revittle

It has been a goal of ours to stay on the family’s Hoosier Homestead property. With fifteen years in the dairy business, we believe we have developed a vision that will allow us to continue to operate our family farm in a sustainable way for generations to come.