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

Region: West

Country: USA

Milk Type: Goat

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Vegetarian

Rind: Natural, oil-rubbed

Texture: Hard

Aging: 8 months minimum

Size(s): 9-pound wheel