Monday, July 9, 2018

BAHHHHH. Goat Cheese' Tangy Good Tastes


Spreadably familiar- fresh creamy smooth Montrachet style  rolls-soft ripened or aged- in harder rinds' slice worthy formats-or headlining spreads/yogurts/dips/gelato ...goat milk's distinct tangy mildness highlighted  exhibitor offerings at the most recent Fancy Food Show.
just get right to the point-no fancy consultants needed to conjure up this distributor's name...World's Best Cheeses

What caught our eyeballs...


BELLE CHEVRE (an Alabama creamery)=goat cheese nirvana-log rolls, flavored in light+creamy spreadable textures...and an amazingly delicious sweet vanilla lemon zest fresh goat cheese cheesecake $34.95-in a graham crust-airy- like NY cream cheesecake version versus the more heavier Italian ricotta style.








Zingerman's Detroit ST Brick Cheese...goat cheese with Tellicherry Peppercorns in velvety mold...aged 2-5 weeks-crumbly and sliceable for grilled cheese potential-yummy-slight sweet- earthy flavor. An Ann Harbor, Michigan Creamery





CYPRESS GROVE-one of the first USA -California cheese makers-really emerged as a tasteful powerhouse on cheese counters

:-) tiny takeaway samples of these FRESH goat cheese 60's rock and roll named cheese-dutifully scooped up. Purple Haze,  Mr. Natural, Sgt. Pepper etc....
Danger Zone flavors off eaters heat seeking palate pleasers-with jalapeño,  onion+garlic-salt+spices
Humboldt Fog-breakout much awarded goat cheese-put this creamery on East Coast cheese map of musts-in an edible vegetable ash-in a new dill tinged flavor. We have no idea what dill pollen is.
Vermont Creamery upped the flavors of its mild goat cheese rolls -with clover blossom honey (honey sourced from N. Dakota),  blueberry lemon+thyme-(dried blueberries plus candied lemon peel and thyme) and smoked pepper jelly (subtle hickory smoke-w/ spiced jelly).
bonus points-Vermont Creamery is a Certified B Corporation







Cablanca Goat Cheese-Orange Windmill-Gouda like mild-100% goat cheese-from the Netherlands.

Flowers enveloped an original goat cheese 

several flavors-herbs, dried fruits-raisins, papaya, black pepper, Italian  truffle
La Fromager Delin à Gilly-lès-Cïteaux (Burgundy)

chunks of dried sweet pineapple-nice offset to mild tangy goat cheese


COACH FARM new flavored cultured goat milk yogurt drinks---from the original leading lights  of those handbags...launched a NY Columbia County farm that popularized goat milk cheese. Like cow's milk yogurt-these sips are loaded with probiotics, protein, and calcium.




FUNNY FARM by La Loo's- goat cheese flavored crunchy popcorn (cheese puffs, crackers+nachos)-gets some medium heat with Jalapeño pepper. Also makes a goat milk ice cream-La Loo's that we wrote up prior.