Two New American Goat’s Milk Cheeses
We just started stocking two fantastic goat’s milk cheeses – Dream Weaver from
Central Coast Creamery (California) and Evalon from LaClare Farms (Wisconsin).
If you are interested in trying a sample on either, please reply directly to
this email and we will get one on your next outgoing order!
Dream Weaver – Central Coast Creamery
Dream Weaver is a goat’s milk, washed-rind cheese. This cheese drew rave reviews
amongst the Zuercher staff for a variety of reasons – flavor (on point), format
(small pudgy 2# wheel), and overall originality. The flavor is bright, with
notes of sweet goat cream and vanilla, while the texture is like rich silky
fudge, plump and creamy at the same time. As it ages, more goat flavor emerges,
along with notes of toasted cashews and malt. Most importantly, from what we
tasted, Dream Weaver is very enjoyable at all points along its development.
Central Coast Creamery is located near California’s coast in Paso Robles. The area
itself was once home to a number of dairies; however, during the 1970’s these
independent farms lost their steam and were extinct by the end of the decade.
Armed with 25 years of experience in the industry, Reggie Jones and his wife
Kellie started the creamery hoping to rejuvenate the once burgeoning dairy
scene. In true California spirit, all of their cheeses are made in primarily
handmade, small batches using locally-sourced milk, free from artificial growth
hormones, and aged on pine racks.
Evalon– LaClare Farms
Evalon is made solely from the milk of LaClare Farms’ own goats in Pipe, WI. There,
they are raised by Fuhrmann’s family (who have owned the farm for close to four
decades) and fed on the highest quality grain. The cheese itself is then
aged for a minimum of four months. The result is a raw milk gouda-style
cheese with subtle notes of caramel and vanilla, as well as a nutty, winey
quality reminiscent of aged Italian cheeses. It has a supple, smooth pate
that develops an earthy and crystallized texture as it ages, with slight burnt