Each of our cheeses has a unique pedigree, just like our goats.Carla
The Fresh Curd Family
Fresh cheeses are the simplest form of cheese. Not matured, they rely solely on the quality of the milk for their flavour. Fresh cheeses have a high moisture content and low salt content and are sweet and citrus to taste. They have a shorter shelf life. The cheeses have a silver wrap that protects them from moisture loss in a refrigerated environment.
This cheese has a moist, light and delicate texture. Its flavour is fresh and lemony, with a perfect balance between sweet and saltiness.
A versatile cheese, which can be used in sweet and savoury dishes. Pair your drinks with the dish, rather than the cheese.
Made with pasteurised organic goats milk and vegetarian rennet. Available to order in 200g or 1kg tubs.
This fresh cheese has a soft, creamy and slightly whipped texture. Its flavour is clean and bright with some acidity.
Great crumbled in salads and on a cheese board. Goes well with strawberries, figs and nuts. Pair with a sweeter white or a sparkling wine.
Made with pasteurised organic goats milk and vegetarian rennet. Available in ~140g barrels.
Similar to Silk, but made in a larger pyramid format, with a vegetable ash coating. Black Silk has a light and creamy texture; its flavour is fresh and green with citrus notes.
Stands out on a cheese board, delicious with dried fruits and charcuterie. Pairs well with a medium-dry apple or pear cider.
Made with pasteurised organic goats milk and vegetarian rennet. Available in ~215g pyramids.
The Rind Ripened Family
This family of cheeses is extremely broad; a multitude of yeast and moulds are present in the environment and milk. It’s the cheese-maker’s job to harness and encourage the correct bacterium to grow.
These yeasts and moulds grow on the surface of the rind of the cheese and ripen the cheese from the outside in. Our La Luna cheese has a classic wrinkly rind called ‘Geotrichum candidum’. Our strain is unique to our farm. Piccolo also falls in to the mould ripened category, this time the milk is inoculated with ‘Penicillium candidum’ to encourage the bloomy rind growth.
These cheeses are living breathing ecosystems that require daily work for two to three weeks before they are ready to be sold.
La Luna – Baby
This soft ripened cheese has a creamy, smooth texture with a natural wrinkly rind. Its flavour has citrus notes and hints of fresh hay, which develop as the cheese ages.
Looks beautiful on a cheese board and perfect addition to a picnic hamper. Pair with a crisp white wine.
Made with pasteurised organic goats milk and vegetarian rennet. Available in a ~50g round.
La Luna – Barrel
A larger and more mature version of the La Luna baby, the Barrel has a slightly denser paste with a yeast based rind. Its flavour is a little goaty, tangy and peppery.
With its moonscape rind this cheese looks fabulous on a larger cheeseboard or as the top tier on a cheesecake. Delicious on a heavier rye bread and also with chutneys. Try pairing with a porter or stout beer.
Made with pasteurised organic goats milk and vegetarian rennet. Available in ~110g barrel.
A very attractive cylindrical log shape, the texture of its paste is toffee-like and Skyla’s rind is covered with the signature, intricate, La Luna wrinkles. Its flavour is a little goaty, herbaceous and fruity. Ideal for slicing into small rounds for cheese boards and canapes. Equally delicious melted on pizza. Holds its shape well when grilled. Pair with a fortified wine if eating for dessert, or whatever you like to drink with a pizza! Made with pasteurised organic goats milk and vegetarian rennet. Available in ~110g logs.
Ash covered ring with a wrinkly rind, creamy texture and amazing depth of flavour. Named in honour of our formative time working in Ireland where Brigid’s Wells are sacred sites all over the country. Available in ring shape ~ 670g.
La Luna – Ring
Again, a larger and more mature version of the Barrel, a slightly denser paste with a yeast based rind. Its flavour is a little goaty, tangy and peppery.
Made with pasteurised organic goats milk and vegetarian rennet. Available in ~1.4kg ring.
Young, thimble sized, white rind cheese. Velvet exterior with a soft moist interior. These tasty bite sized cheeses are perfect as an hors d’ouvre. Each thimble is ~ 6g. Note: These cheeses are only available to our wholesales customers due to their delicate nature.
The Washed Rind Family
The fundamental difference between these cheeses is that more rennet is used in their initial making. The amount of rennet used will determine if the cheese is semi-soft, semi-hard, hard-pressed or hard-cooked.
The application of heat and stirring during the cheesemake, followed by the pressing and floating of the cheeses in brine baths for days, helps develop a firm natural rind and gives the cheese a longer shelf life.
The quality of the milk sets up the flavour profile of the cheese. The changing seasonal composition of the milk, as well as the make and maturation process all contribute to create these beautiful cheeses.
We use either 100% goats’ milk, or a blend of cow and goat, depending on the season.
This semi-soft cheese has a supple and elastic texture, a total winner in a sandwich, toastie or jaffle.
Its main flavour profile is sweet, milky and nutty. The orange rind is edible and develops naturally with a daily salt water wash.
Matured for 4-8 weeks, a fabulous everyday staple cheese for all to enjoy.
Made with pasteurised organic goats milk and animal rennet or a mixture of organic cow’s and goat’s milk and animal rennet. Available in ~140g barrels.
Please enquire to find out which type of Nectar barrels we currently have in stock.
A buttery and supple texture and a sweet, nutty and savoury broth flavour. Pair with a lighter un-oaked red wine.
Matured for 3-5 months, Nectar Semi-Hard has a wonderful depth and complexity of flavours. The rind is brine washed during maturation, transforming it into a pink-orange sunset colour. The rind is natural and edible, but also thick and hard like most aged cheeses.
Made with pasteurised organic goats milk and animal rennet or a mixture of organic cow’s and goat’s milk and animal rennet.
Available in 2.5-3.0kg rings.
Please enquire to find out which type of Nectar Semi-hard we currently have in stock.