Vegetarian – Suitable
As I have mentioned before, The Lady doesn’t much care for goat cheese. She says it is “too goaty”…hmm, imagine that.
But she brought one home that she likes and ta da…so do I. It is Cablanca Goat Gouda from Holland.
It is a chalky white (think houses along the Mediterranean Sea white), creamy and mild in taste. As goat cheese goes, it’s not “too goaty”. In fact to introduce yourself to goat cheese, this would be a great “entry level” cheese to get your feet wet before moving on to something like Quick’s Hard Goat Cheese.
It has a sweet and almost butterscotch flavor; something it shares with other aged goudas, which rank among the favorites of The Lady and The Man. Holland may not be the cheese capital of the world (France and Italy are duking it out for that title) but those Dutch sure know how to deliver a great Gouda.
I give Cablanca Goat Gouda 3 out of 4 Paws (cause that’s all I’ve got).
Serving Suggestions: Serve it with fruit, on salads, with crusty bread. Would it be weird to pair Goat Gouda with a pate of Capra aegagrus hircus? I guess if you’re a goat it would be a form of cannibalism.
Wine Pairings: It pairs well with a light Cote-du-Rhone.
Source: 100% Pasteurized Goat’s Milk