Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010

Goat Cheese

Organic vs. nonorganic Farmstead goat cheese

Anne Saxelby, Saxelby Cheesemongers

"The organic one, you can taste the barnyard a little bit. The other has a more mellow flavor. But rather than attribute the difference to organic vs. nonorganic, I would attribute that to the kind of cultures that are used to make the cheese and the aging of the cheese as well. Cheese needs milk — and milk, like wine, needs terroir. The pasture, the cheesemaker's prowess and the technique — that's where you get your flavor. These two cheeses are equally delicious; there really is no difference."

Winner: Draw