Saint Germain cheese
Blakesville Creamery is part of Blakesville Dairy Farm in Port Washington, Wisconsin. They have 900 goats!
This pasturized goat milk Tomme-style cheese is the platonic ideal of an aged goat cheese: distinctly goaty and slightly musky with some delicious herbal, pine-y, and floral notes issuing forth.
The texture is sublime – semi-firm, thick and succulent, but with a melty mouth feel, like the great cheeses from the Pyrenees like Pyrenees Brebis and Petit Basque. The wheels are enveloped by the signature velveteen gray rind.
Pairing suggestions: Bright, acidic white wines like Txakoli and Gewurztraminer; light, earthy red wines like Cabernet Franc and Arbois; dry cider, pilsners, IPA.