Thank Goodness It’s Gouda Friday Presented by ACS CCP® James Danforth:
Cheese of the Day: Central Coast Creamery’s goat Gouda.
from Cowgirl Creamery‘s website: “Although Reggie Jones began his cheese career in product development and quality control, he dreamed of being able to develop his own small-batch artisan cheeses. Located in the beautiful central coast region of California, Jones now specializes in aged cow, sheep and goat’s milk cheeses made from local, hormone-free milk. Jones believes in the rich potential of quality milk, and has a mission to introduce the American palate to flavors found in the best cheeses of Europe.
This rare gouda is made entirely from goat milk sourced from a nearby farm. An additional touch of goat cream is added to give it more flavor. Made in small batches with great care and aged for five or more months, the resulting cheese has an opaque color with a hard, thin, natural rind. With a slightly nutty, sweet flavor and a caramel aroma it makes for a wonderful table cheese.”