Brindisi cheese, made by Rob Volbeda of Willamette Valley Cheese Company in Salem, OR, is a firm cheese made with raw Jersey cowâ€™s milk. Inspired by the great Fontinas of Italy, this cheese has a warm, golden glow and a complex flavor. Brindisi is lightly salty with a shelf-aged hard rind that lands sharply on the palette and mellows immediately. The rugged gray rind contrasts nicely with the ivory to pale yellow pÃ¢te and the texture is springy and delightful. Pairs well with a bold red.