After a rainy May a cookout seems like just the thing. Especially when the fare includes “Colorado Buff Burgers” made of delicous and nutritious ground bison (buffalo) from High Wire Ranch. High Wire has been raising bison and elk naturally and sustainably since 1981 in Hotchkiss, Colorado. The advantages of bison over beef are well known: less fat and calories and, to many, a better taste. This particular bison is grass and hay fed, contains no hormones or antibiotics, and is USDA inspected and monitored for CWD.
No burger is really complete without cheese, so we top these beauties with MouCo ColoRouge, a distinctive soft-ripened cheese with a pale-orange natrual rind. Red onions complete the illusion, briefly sauteéd and finished with a little sherry vinegar.
Behind MouCo is a family of cheesemakers with a great deal of exprience making soft-ripened cheese in Europe. It shows. Like La Quercia, they are making traditionally European products here that compete very well with the best in the world.