This delicate bloomy rind cheese has the same type of white mold species as black goat, minus the ash. It is inspired by a Corsican sheep milk cheese called “brin d’amour.” Made in square molds with a mixture of dried herbs (thyme, fennel) and edible flowers (nastursium, hyssop flowers, geum marigolds, calendula, etc.). This cheese ages for at least three weeks before it develops a mild-earthy flavor. The herbs and edible flowers impart their flavor to the cheese as well. It’s perfect with a dry white or even a sparkling wine. It would also go very nicely with an IPA or pilsner beer.
Wes Jarrell and Leslie Cooperband are the proud owners of Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery located in rural Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. A licensed Grade A goat dairy and farmstead creamery. Their herd is certified "Animal Welfare Approved" since 2010 by "A Greener World."