– Coach Farm’s Triple Cream Goat Cheese: things that make you go hrmmm (in a good way). –
It’s not often that I come across a cheese that makes me go, “Hrmmmm.” I’ve tasted many unique cheeses in my dairy-based wanderings, and while many are worthy of a raised eyebrow, it’s only occasionally that one changes the way I think about cheese in general.
I recently experienced this sensation with Coach Farm’s Triple Cream goat cheese, a creamy yet sturdy cheese that twisted my noodle about how I perceive goat cheese. And I’ve done some pretty cool things with goat cheese, like making a savory chocolate pasta dish with goat cheese, hazelnuts, and cherries. In fact, this cheese would go great in that dish.This little beauty has its fair share of creaminess, but its goaty beginnings make for a hearty cheese that doesn’t necessarily vanish on your tongue like triple creams made from cow’s milk. Instead, this curiously sweet-salty-tart cheese stands tall and firm, even when ripe, though it yields easily under the crick of a jagged crisp or a crusty slice. The outer creamline is lusciously fatty, while the inner paste is more chèvre-like in texture (but still plenty rich–it does contain a heaping dose of extra cream, after all).
As you can see from the image above, where I ripped open a wheel with two knives to reveal its craggy texture, there’s still a touch of signature goaty chalk in this cheese, but it’s covered by a blanket of soft, smooth milk fat. For a second you may even forget that you’re eating a goat cheese, with its buttery flavor that hints at salt and grassy fields. But not for long.
Sure, there are other triple cream goat cheeses on the market, but Coach Farm’s variety is one well worth begging your local cheesemonger to order. It goes GREAT as the surprise entry on your all-goat cheese plate, where there are usually few surprises.
This content was originally posted on FearlessFresh.com.