Monday, September 29, 2008

Carr Valley Billy Blue

I was looking for a blue cheese to go along with my figs and arugula in the salad below. I wanted something a little bold to kick up the subtle fleshy figs I found for my salad.

The dude at my cheese shop recommended a great goat's milk blue called Carr Valley Billy Blue. It was brilliant!

The goat's milk cheese part is pretty classically chevre with its crumbling, mild, almost sweet white creaminess. The blue is salty, bold, and sharp. This cheese is aged four months and is made from the milk of pasture-raised goats.

This cheese comes from a maker in Wisconsin that has been making cheese for like 100 years and wins a bunch of awards all the time.

Can't wait to try this one in some other ways!

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