Many people who have ordered cheese boxes have come back to us to ask us for a chunk of Blue Goat. It is a firm favourite. Without wishing to sound immodest, this really is an amazing blue goat cheese: a lovely balance of blue, salt and creaminess, quite magnificent and not too strong or overwhelming. This cheese is probably the most commented on cheese, when part of our cheese selection packs and boxes.
Our Blue Goat cheese has been made exclusively for us for over thirty years. We have, in the past, made our own blue goat cheese, but being such a small dairy, the blue spores spread and contaminate our other cheeses, which is not a good thing. So, we have stuck with this beautiful cheese. We mature it, turn and tend to its every wish to make it our own. It never lets us down and is a firm favourite.
This is an incredibly versatile cheese. Iona’s favourite is in a rocket/arugula salad with toasted pine nuts, roasted red and yellow peppers or with poached pears and caramelised walnuts, also as an after dinner cheese, especially in fig season. It can be used in a variety of cooking in place of a blue cow’s milk cheese: with tagliatelle, soups and more. It makes a perfect accompaniment with port or a Maury.
Blue Goat Cheese
When your cheese arrives, please take them out of ther vac pack and check them over. If you are not happy with the quality, please let us know within 24 hours and we will do our best to resolve.
Once out of their vac pack, your cheese will thank you to be rewrapped in waxed paper or cling film and placed in an airtight container in the fridge - this is to prevent it from drying out or absorbing any strong flavours from other food in your fridge.
If the natural rinded cheeses continue to mature, they may develop a little mould, just sliver it off with a knife.
These cheeses can be frozen in the vac pack, but please remove the vac pack before defrosting in the fridge and then rewrap with waxed paper or cling film and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Shelf life, 3 months in the freezer, 10-14 days once opened.