It’s that time of year when my tastebuds do a little dance as I spy the first packages of Mama Terra Micro Creamery Chevre appear in our cheese case. If you’ve never had it before, this fresh, locally made Chevre is creamy and delicious, with a subtle goat milk flavor. I’ve used it on tarts for fancy brunches, in cheesecake for a refreshing tang, or simply spread it on crackers with olives or smoked salmon. Chevre tones down and levels out spicy ingredients like arugula, and adds some pizzazz to everyday grill items like hamburgers. Unlike soft cow milk cheeses, local Chevre is seasonal from April-October, and easier to digest for lactose sensitive folks.
The flavors of Mama Terra Chevre range as the season ebbs and flows. Currently on our shelves we’ve been graced with an abundant variety including Plain with Sea Salt, Caramelized Garlic, Honey and Bee Pollen, and Mediterranean Lavender. If we don’t have the flavor you want, you might just be able to snag it at the local farmers market. Visit our website for recipes featuring this coveted seasonal treat.