Merry Goat Round

Nestled in the quiet mountains of western Maryland, Firefly Farms Creamery is mastering the art of making award-winning goat cheeses. Founded in 2002 by partners Mike Koch and Pablo Solanet, the farms works hard to stay true to their mission of sustainability, quality and tradition. Firefly works exclusively with local family owned farms to source fresh raw goat milk that is free of additives, preservatives and stabilizers. All of their cheeses are scooped, turned, salted, washed, brushed and wrapped by hand.

Merry Goat Round, a lovely Brie-style cheese with a milky white bloomy rind, is Firefly’s best-selling cheese. Aromas of white mushroom and fresh, clean milk consort with a paste that is delicate and lactic. Younger wheels are slightly firm with a pleasant tang while wheels develop a softer, creamier paste and more complex earthy notes as they age. This approachable cheese pairs beautifully with candied nuts and a crisp Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.

Farm / Company: Firefly Farms

Cheesemaker: Firefly Farms

Proprietor: Firefly Farms

Affineur: Firefly Farms

City, State: Accident, MD

Region: Mid-Atlantic

Country: USA

Milk Type: Goat

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Vegetarian

Rind: Bloomy

Texture: Soft

Aging: 2 weeks

Size(s): 10-ounce round