Located in the beautiful central coastal region of California, cheesemaker Reggie Jones specializes in mixed milk cheeses (cow, goat and sheep) and aged goat milk cheeses. R Jones began his life in the cheese world in large factories in process and product development and quality control. He always dreamed of being able to develop hand-made artisan full flavored cheeses made with uncompromising attention to detail. Today, he makes his cheese at a neighboring facility with a goal to build a sustainable "off-the-grid" artisan cheese facility with a visitor center on the Central Coast. He believes in the rich potential of milk and has a mission to introduce the American palate to flavors found in the best cheeses of Europe.
This rare goat milk gouda is made from 100% goat milk sourced from a neighboring farm. An additional touch of goat cream is added to give it more flavor. Made in small batches with great care and aged for five or more months, the resulting cheese has an opaque color with a hard, thin, natural rind. With a slightly nutty, sweet flavor and a caramel aroma it makes for a wonderful table cheese.
Farm / Company: Central Coast Creamery
Proprietor: Reggie Jones
City, State: Paso Robles, CA
Milk Type: Goat
Milk Treatment: Pasteurized
Aging: 6 months
Size(s): 9 pound wheel