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?
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 *
For some people Valentines day is just another day of the year. Others celebrate with flowers, cake and special surprises. We at *formaggiastic.com* follow the decadent love road of cheese and truffle!
* Stinking Bishop * – is not, as the name might imply, a rebellious monks invention of the middle ages who created a cheese whose name was to hint on his bishops doubtful fragrance. In fact it is a creation of the 20th century and was brought to life by English artisan cheesemakers Charles Martell &Son Ltd. in 1994.
Also want some cheese for your Sunday afternoon coffeeklatsch but are surrounded by grannies who clamor for sweets? Then goats milk *Chèvre Coeur Gourmand Marrons* by fromagerie Chêne Vert should be your pick of the day.
Last fall for a long weekend we drove to the Veneto, namely into the area of Conegliano. Our main focus, I have to admit was to stack up on as many bottles of Prosecco as Signor Rossi can carry but Gustav wouldn´t be *team formaggiastic* if he wouldn´t have pointed out some cheese hot spots for us.
So here, an excursion for mind and heart and a short idea post for your future travels; two cheese places we went to and happily recommend for your next trip to “Prosecco Land”.
Gustav and I can’t wait to return to our beloved Piedmont and were super happy to find this gem at @Tutta Posto last week. – L’ ´Ottavio (alla birra scura) by Fattorie Fiandino from Villafalletto about one hour south of Turin.