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 Judith 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 400 Alpine, Saanen and Nubian goats who give the milk for the dairy's cheeses.
Deep and tangy, Wabash Cannonball is a petite sphere of dense, lightly-aged goat cheese. Imitating its European cousins found in French farmers markets, the wrinkled rind has been misted with silky grey ash.
Farm / Company: Capriole
Cheesemaker: Judy Schad
Proprietor: Judy & Larry Schad
City, State: Greenville, Indiana
Milk Type: Goat
Milk Treatment: Pasteurized
Rind: Dusted with ash
Aging: 7 days
Size(s): 3 ounces