Did you know that the Bermuda Triangle is not only an area of the Atlantic Ocean where many aircrafts and ships have vanished but also a cheese? It is actually a fabulous soft ripened goat's milk cheese from Cypress Grove in Arcata, California. Mary Keehn began raising Alpine Goats in the 1970s. As her goats gained success in the appropriate circles and her reputation started growing, she began experimenting with cheesemaking and as they say, the rest is history. Bermuda Triangle shaped in a long triangle is made with pasteurized goat's milk and actually has two rinds -- a vegetable ashen rind and then a surface bloomy rind. Unique, dynamic, distinct and an excellent example of California goat cheeses done right! Earthy, funky, mushroomy, with a fluffy citrusy crisp grassiness -- a true example of the local terroir. You cannot go wrong with this Bermuda Triangle, I guarantee it will be a crowd pleaser!
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Goat's leg or Patacabra is our Spanish goat's milk cheese today hailing from the Aragon region of Spain. Shaped like kind of a flattened log or a brick-ish shape with rounded corners, this washed rind pasteurized goat's milk cheese has that classic rusty washed rind exterior with a semi- firm ivory interior aged for between forty five and sixty days. Farmy, barnyardy, musty notes on the nose are paired with a crisp clean lemony milky flavor profile with a nice pungent kick as a finish.
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