DRUNKEN GOAT CHEESE
5 LB WHEEL
DOP semi soft soaked in red wine. Milk and smooth with a touch of fruitiness in the finish.
CHEESE TYPE: Semi-soft goat cheese
ORIGIN: Jumilla, Murcia, Spain
AGING: 60 days/30 days
INGREDIENTS: Pasteurized goat’s milk, rennet, salt, cheese cultures.
Rind soaked in Monastrell red wine/Mourvedre wine
PACK SIZE: 5 lb. Wheels
APPEARANCE: The paste is milky white, with a smooth violet rind.
HISTORY: Murciana cheesemakers invented this cheese in 1986 in an attempt to create a distinct regional cheese with big commercial potential. They took a traditional local goat cheese and bathed it in the local red wine for 3 days. The result has been a major success and has brought attention and capital to the region. This is a good introductory goat cheese as it is mild and not gamey. The cheese is bathed in local Monastrell wine to obtain its delicately sweet finish and lovely color.
SERVING RECS: Great for entertaining, Drunken Goat® is truly a standalone cheese. Simply cut into slices and snack. Pair with a Monastrell wine from Jumilla.