Lactic acid ripened chevre
with French cheese ash + penicillium candidum
My first foray into aging a mold-ripened chevre. This is after 14 days of aging in the cheese cellar. It has piquancy with a clean acidic tang that is sharper than fresh chevre, and some nuttiness as well which is delightful. The texture is deliciously smooth and creamy. And no off-flavors - just pure goat's milk goodness! Cheesemaking is a magical, archetypal process: Starting with caring for the goats, milking them daily, to ripening the milk, to draining the curds, to molding, to aging...... and at last savoring the final product.