Food City takes pride in promoting local and approached us last year with an opportunity to partner together with Vermont Farmstead Cheese Co. — which specializes in making alehouse cheddars with local breweries — to make a local alehouse cheddar for Food City stores. Members of the Food City and Yee-Haw teams traveled to the Vermont Farmstead dairy farm in South Woodstock, VT to help make this special cheese.
Yee-Haw Dunkel, one of our flagship brews, was chosen for this alehouse cheddar because of its complex yet smooth flavors. During the cheese-making process, Dunkel was poured over the curds, allowing them to soak and absorb the flavor of the beer. It was then aged for about six months to reach tasty perfection! To learn more about the process, check out the video below.
Enjoy this alehouse cheddar as a snack with a Yee-Haw Dunkel to enhance the beer flavor in the cheese while also complimenting the lush, subtly sweet flavors of the cheddar. Or to really up your cooking game, use the cheddar to make Dunkel Pork Mac & Cheese, a recipe specially prepared by Food City Executive Chef Jimmie Jones. Recipe and instructional video below:
The Yee-Haw Dunkel Alehouse Cheddar is available exclusively at Food City stores in East Tennessee and Western Virginia including: Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol, Knoxville and Chattanooga, TN; Bristol and Abingdon, VA.
Go grab some cheese, a Yee-Haw Dunkel 6-pack or growler, and enjoy! Yee-Haw!