A mellow goat’s cheese with a herby flavour. Great for grilling.
Ireland is renowned for its lush green fields and clean air, and in County Tipperary where Celtic Capra is made, the pastures are rich and are surrounded by damp boggy land. The grass is full of clover and the soil is peaty, making it the perfect environment to produce the top-quality milk needed to make fantastic cheeses. Paxton & Whitfield's Celtic Capra cheese is a great example of what the area can produce and is made on a farm which uses milk from a neighbouring goat herd.
Early each morning, the cheesemaker pumps the milk into the cheese vats where the cultures are added. Later when the rennet is added, curds are formed and after the moulds are filled, drainage takes place in a temperature-controlled room. The cheese is turned on a regular basis to have an even moisture level in the cheese. The following day the cheese is brined and placed into special controlled ripening rooms where the process of flavour development begins under the vigilant attention of the dedicated cheesemakers.
Cornish Capra has a crumbly texture which, with age, develops to a creamier consistency towards the rind. It has a fresh, nutty taste from the rind and a more citrus flavour coming from the paste. The cheese is an excellent ingredient for grilling, as it will retain its shape and flavour, making it perfect for bruschetta or salads.
Ingredients: Goats' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
Net weight: 80g
Contains goats milk
Nutrition facts (per 100 g):
|Energy||1171 kJ / 282 kcal|
|- of which: saturated fat||13.11 g|
|- of which: Sugar||0.1 g|
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