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First New Capriole Item In Over 25 Years!

The
first new cheese created by Capriole in 25 years, Flora is based on the French
Selles-sur-Cher-style goat cheese, and adapted to southern Indiana. Fresh
rounds are dusted in ash, regulating the pH, and facilitating the wrinkly
growth of its Geotrichum candidum rind.

Capriole
created Flora in order to offer a cheese sized somewhere between the 3-ounce
Wabash Cannonball and the 10-ounce Piper’s Pyramid. Their newest cheese weighs
in at 6 ounces each, and holds up well over time. Flora is named after Flora
Hemmer, grandmother of Capriole’s infamous Judy Schad. Flora’s homestead skills
of making cottage cheese and butter with a neighbor’s milk supply helped
inspire her granddaughter to start making goat’s milk cheeses in the early
1980s.

At
its core, Flora has the density of damp clay, melting into the ooze of the
layer directly under its skin. Initially, the aroma is that of earth and
cellar. Exploring its paste, Flora’s flavor is bright, tangy and briny with a
bit of barnyard and minerality on the finish. We’ve always felt that Capriole
makes some of the best soft-ripened goat’s cheeses anywhere, and Flora holds
its own within their lineup. If you are interested in receiving a sample,
please reply directly to this email and we will get one on your next outgoing
order.