Take a ride through the lush and rolling hills of southern Indiana where the winters are hard and the accents grow soft and you'll stumble upon Capriole Dairy and their wonderful world of goat cheese.

In a bit of serendipity, when Judy Schad and her husband Larry bought their current property in 1976, they discovered that in the 1800s the property had belonged to Larry's great-great-grandfather. To honor family tradition, they decided to build their new log cabin right over the foundation of the old house. First populating their family farm with all manner of animals, they soon fell in love with how affectionate, independent, and mischievous their goats were. They now have a happy herd of four hundred Alpine, Saanen, and Nubian goats and it is these goats that give the milk for the fabulous Capriole goat cheeses.

Sofia is a dense and supremely tangy chevre that is beautifully marbled with ash. The soft grey whorls and undulations of vegetable ash make slices of this dense cheese a stunning addition to a cheese plate.

2nd Place - Open Category - Aged Goat's Milk Cheeses - 2010 ACS competition

Farm / Company: Capriole

Cheesemaker: Judy Schad

Proprietor: Judy & Larry Schad


City, State: Greenville, Indiana

Region: Midwest

Country: USA

Milk Type: Goat

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Bloomy ash

Texture: Soft

Aging: 1 week

Size(s): 10 ounces