Cheese: Holy Goat Fromage Frais
Location: Sutton Grange Organic Farm, Victoria
Fromage Frais means "fresh cheese" and in this case it refers to a soft goats milk curd. It's made in a similar manner to cheese but once the rennet is added the curds are not allowed to set, instead they are agitated to give a texture and appearance somewhat like yoghurt.
The first thing you'll notice, as is the case with goat cheese, is that it's very white. It has a look of being quite pure and clean.
Tastewise, it has a slight tang with those goat characteristics but it would equally at home in a savoury or sweet situation.
This cheese is also low in saturated fats.
It has good holding characteristics and is just perfect for slathering on bread - try it on a thick slice of toasted brioche with raspberry jam.
Other ideas: as part of the filling for Stuffed Zucchini Flowers; use it in dips; add to cheesecake filling; toss through cooked pasta to form part of the sauce. I'm sure you can come up many more ideas.
Information about Holy Goat can be found in this earlier post.
Other Holy Goat cheese tasted:
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