MountainTop is one of FireFly Farms' original aged cheeses, launched first in 2002. MountainTop takes its shape from pyramid-shaped Valancay molds. It is a surface-ripened cheese with blue and white molds. The blue mold gives the delicate piquancy of a young blue cheese, and the white mold imparts a silky creaminess. It is the most highly awarded cheese in our product line with nearly 30 individual national and international honors.
The balance of the white and blue mold is what sets this cheese apart and makes it unique; achieving that balance is no easy task. We think of MountainTop as a “starter” blue; often those who don’t generally enjoy blue cheese find MountainTop to be a perfect balance of creaminess and flavor.
MountainTop is perfect for cooking— enjoy it grilled in your favorite panini or melted over a hot vegetable side dish. MountainTop shines beautifully when melted over cooked bitter greens like broccoli rabe or asparagus. MountainTop can pair wonderfully with a Pinot Grigio or a Reisling. On your next cheeseboard, try serving MountainTop complemented with candied walnuts, pears, hot pepper jelly or cured olives.