Little Hosmer is a Jasper Hill Creamery original, a mini version of a new world-style brie. This cheese is named after a small pond in nearby Craftsbury, Vermont. Little Hosmer Pond is adjacent to Great Hosmer Pond, both favorite destinations for rowing, swimming, fishing and cross-country skiing after a long day of cheesemaking. Naming this little cheese after a Northeast Kingdom gem ties out Jasper Hill's quest for meaningful work in a place that they love.
Little Hosmer is an approachable and nuanced soft-ripened cheese. Beneath its thin, bloomy rind lies a gooey, milky core showing a complex array of flavors at peak ripeness: cauliflower, creme fraiche, and toasted nuts.
Little Hosmer is a perfect size for a picnic, or as a complement to a cheese board. At room temperature, this cheese is pliable and decadent without being runny. Seek out a fruited wheat beer, cured duck breast, and freshly baked focaccia for an elegant little spread.