***No Longer Available – Parbleu di Capra Item #: R2150

  • Milk: Goat
  • Country: Italy
  • Pasteurization: Pasteurized
  • Pack: 1/11# V
  • Age: 60 days

Piemonte gains its gastronomic fame for its truffles, hazelnuts (home of Nutella), and most importantly wine (Barolo and Barbaresco). Piemonte is often referred to as the Burgundy of Italy because of its many small family wineries, but it is also home to a variety of traditional cheeses and small family dairies. And on the cheese side, most interestingly Piemonte is one of the few areas in Italy where goats are traditionally raised, allowing Sepertino to be one of the few Italian goat cheese makers.

Parbleu di Capra is an aged goat’s milk blue that’s reminiscent of Stilton. Its striking blue streaks make for an impressive presentation on a cheese plate. It is picante with notes of cellar while the goat milk flavors are faint to let the strong blue mold stand out. We here at Zuercher are big fans of this cheese, and not just because of the relative dearth of goat’s milk blues on the market. Parbleu is both visually stunning and has a deep flavor profile while avoiding any overly harsh or acidic blue notes.