Boonter's Blue is Pennyroyal's distinctive blue-veined cheese made from raw goats' milk. It is dry, moderately flavored with a fudgy texture, similar to the Spanish cheese Cabrales. The curd is cut into 1/2 inch cubes and stirred 90 minutes and then the whey is drained from the vat as the curds knit together. The curds are laboriously hand milled before being hand packed in moulds.
This milling technique produces small, more uniform curds that pack closer together, giving Boonter's Blue a milder flavor with attractive delicate veining. We think it tastes best at sixty days, and our customers seem to agree, as it usually sells out upon release. Try it with Navarro's Muscat, Cluster Select Late Harvest and swoon. Blue Ribbon winner at the 2013 American Cheese Society Competition.
Price (7 oz.) $13.00