Just in time for the beginning of summer, today we will finish our little spring excursion into the world of goat cheeses. And since our vacation paths will lead us down South we send a farewell salute to spring with Italian Grandezza *Capriziola Dolce* by Carozzi Formaggi Srl. from Lombardy.
With cheese it is sometimes like with good, old friends. You haven’t seen them in forever and all of a sudden your paths cross and it seems like no time has passed. You still can laugh and talk all night and realize how much you’ve missed each other.
Kind of a similar thing happened to us with today’s guest. Long time- no see, and boom!;
Ran into him and immediately fell in love again. *Robiola di Roccaverano DOP* from the Piedmont.
Don’t worry I did not forget that May and June are goat cheese months and I have at least two more posts in mind. But first, as an Amuse-Gueule for a different type of cheese family a short stage dive of someone entirely different – Provolone del Monaco DOP
Goat cheese season already started and as promised May will be the month we will introduce some white delights every cheese lover dreams of.
As you all know there are as many variants of goat cheese as there is sand on a beach and therefor our selection was driven by personal cravings, curiosity and a hint of conservatism.
Today we introduce a super fresh and sparkly french gal as well as two somewhat more earnest compatriats. – Curtain up!
We @formaggiastic often hear from people that they “don’t like” goat cheese. The reasons for this in unison seem to be; “it tastes like nothing” vs. “it tastes like goat”
So, since goat cheeses seem to face the same prejudices as fish, we decided that the first post of our *springy goat* May series should be an introduction to goat cheeses by means of variety.
Spring is on the jump and with it are goats and their cheeses!
We @formaggiastic are big fans of fresh as well as aged goat cheeses and over the course of the upcoming weeks will take you on a deep dive into the world of these white beauties.
But before we start with mouth-watering examples, here some basic facts about goats, their milk, and their cheeses.
Gustav and I often get asked which knives are best to use for cutting different types of cheeses. Gustav’s answer is, obviously, that you don´t need knives at all and just use your fangs—but mine naturally is not quite as simple.
So what is the basic must-have equipment to properly cut our friends without harm to us or them?
Last week we talked to norwegian cheese maker Bo Jensen about his story, dairy and future plans and also had a live chat on the instagram channel of #caseificiagricoli.
Enjoy our interview and watch selected clips from our live chit-chat!
Since the pandemic limits our options to find all the cheeses we dream off, we at formaggiastic decided to feature some cheeses you should be able to find in most major cities and still have a product full of flavor, quality and fun. – Today’s table companion: * Corsu Vecchiu *
Last week Munich based Constantin Pelka of @cheesewithastory and I had a little chit-chat on Instagram.
Gustav says he is still sad he didn’t make it but will make sure to have a cleared calendar next time!