Jim Pacheco is a third generation dairyman from western Sonoma County. In 2004 Jim and his wife, Donna, began making cheese with milk from their own goats. Donna is the head cheesemaker, assisted by Jim and their four children.
Capricious is made in the traditional California Dry Jack tradition, and has a granular texture and a rustic, natural rind. Aged over six months, the cheese develops deep caramel flavors and has a pungent finish.
Farm / Company: Achadinha Cheese Co.
Cheesemaker: Donna Pacheco
Proprietor: Donna & Jim Pacheco
Affineur: Donna Pacheco
City, State: Petaluma, CA
Milk Type: Goat
Milk Treatment: Pasteurized
Rind: Natural, oil-rubbed
Aging: 8 months minimum
Size(s): 9-pound wheel