Friday, April 29, 2005
Cheese of the Week - Goat Cheese Swiss
The photo is of a Goat Swiss, or so Trader Joe's calls it, because it does have tiny tiny holes, some liquid-filled. Is that a bad thing in cheese?
It is extremely goaty, which is good if you are me and bad if you are Mr. Snackish. It tastes like a traditional Swiss not at all. If there is any of that nuttiness in there, the goat comes in and butts it right out (sorry, couldn't resist).
It is very, very white, like goat milk, and doesn't have a strong aroma. I combined it with some roasted portobello mushroom and red pepper sauce on a pita for a strongly-flavored sandwich that I liked a lot.
It is a Trader Joe's house label. Made in Wisconsin.