Monday, May 24, 2010

If You Can't Raise Goats....

I love goats. I like to think that if I was able, I'd have one in the back yard keeping the grass trim and frolicking with the kids - my children I mean.

Okay, that's never going to happen but a girl can dream. She can also eat lots of goat cheese. My new love is Sofia, by Capriole Farmstead Goat Cheeses. I picked some up the Green City Market way back in March. So taken by it's looks and so excited to taste, I took a picture.

From their website - "...marbled with ash, its' texture is fine and silky in the mouth, becoming denser and more velvety with age. It ripens under a light, wrinkly geotrichium rind, delicate and slightly sweet, and so is never mushroomy, overpowering or soapy....". What a lovely description.

If you're in to cheese or want to learn more about beautiful cheeses like this, check out Madame Fromage's blogspot. A Wisconsin native, her cheese knowledge is inspiring.

In the meantime, track down this cheese and enjoy with a crisp glass of sauvignon on the porch at dusk.

1 comment:

Nicki said...

Actually, I've heard that Pygmy goats are the latest fad pet in Chicago. They are even kept in apartments! I too love goats, and hope to have a pet goat someday... but so far I can barely manage my dogs, cat, and turtles!