A California original cheese that you’ll be hard-pressed to dislike. Although the recipe is based on a young Jack cheese, Teleme more closely resembles the soft, tender cow and sheep milk cheeses eaten all across Italy.
Each square wheel is dusted with rice flour to protect the thin rind and keep the soft cheese from sticking to its wrapper. The texture of teleme is dense & fudgey, soft & pliant. Younger wheels are springier, while riper ones become beautifully oozy and creamy. Teleme is a mild cheese that starts out tangy & lactic when young and takes on a more pronounced buttery flavor as it ages. Fantastic for breakfast drizzled with a little olive oil or honey and a pinch of fleur de sel.