Capriole is located in the lush, rolling hills of Indiana, just over the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky. When Judy Schad and her husband Larry bought their property in 1976, they discovered that it had once 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.
Judy and Larry built a healthy herd of 400 Alpine, Saanen, and Nubian goats that provided milk for their nationally known-line of handmade goat cheeses. Recently, they sold the herd to a neighboring farm to focus entirely on the cheesemaking side of the business.
Sofia is a lightly-aged brick of chevre that is beautifully layered with ash. It develops a velvety texture as it ripens under its geotrichum rind, and offers delicate, slightly sweet flavors of cream and marshmallow.
Farm / Company: Capriole
Cheesemaker: Judy Schad
Proprietor: Judy & Larry Schad
City, State: Greenville, Indiana
Milk Type: Goat
Milk Treatment: Pasteurized
Rind: Bloomy ash
Aging: 1 week
Size(s): 10 ounces