Cheesemaker Patricia Morford of Rivers Edge Chevre fulfilled a long-held dream when she started making cheese from the milk of her small herd of Alpine goats. Pat grew up with goats, originally keeping just one to provide fresh milk for her family, and gradually established her own herd and cheesemaking facility in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range. Pat, along with her daughters, now makes a range of award-winning fresh and aged cheeses, and the quality of the herd's milk shines through in all of them.

Siltcoos is a soft goat’s milk round named for a large lake on the coast of Oregon. The 8 oz wheels are coated in ash and allowed to develop a bloomy rind that is adorned with a fern leaf. The flavors are clean and delicate, and gradually become stronger and spicier as the cheese ages.

Farm / Company: River's Edge Chevre

Cheesemaker: Pat & Astraea Morford

Proprietor: Pat Morford

Affineur: Pat & Astraea Morford

City, State: Logsden, OR

Region: West

Country: USA

Milk Type: Goat

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Ash

Texture: Soft

Aging: 2 weeks

Size(s): 8 ounce round