Piper's Pyramide

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.

Creamy and dense with a dusting of paprika under its wrinkled, white rind Piper's Pyramide is a hand-ladled, lactic curd chevre with a velvety texture. Named for the Schads' first grandchild, it offers clean flavors of sweet butter tempered by a hit of savoriness from the paprika.

Farm / Company: Capriole

Cheesemaker: Judy Schad

Proprietor: Judy & Larry Schad


City, State: Greenville, IN

Region: Midwest

Country: USA

Milk Type: Goat

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Geotrichum

Texture: Soft

Aging: 10 days

Size(s): 10-ounce pyramid