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Goat's Milk Cheese
Evangeline Aged Goat
triple cream cheese is aged 3-4 weeks. It comes in a 4-ounce
wheel and has a tangy, soft, almost runny paste. This variety
is named after the heroine in Longfellow's epic poem about the
exile of the Acadians from Nova Scotia.
Gabriel Aged Goat Cheese This
goat variety is aged 3-8 weeks, and comes in a 4-ounce wheel.
It has a firm center and a soft, mild outer paste covered in
fine vegetable ash. Evangeline spends her life searching for
her lost lover Gabriel in the swamps of Louisiana.
Goat's Milk Feta Made from a centuries-old recipe perfected at the Bulgarian monasteries nestled amid the Rila mountain range, this snow white Goat Feta is a fixture throughout the Balkan peninsula. This tangy, soft cheese is brined in salty whey for just the right balance of flavor. One of the few Fetas sought out for a cheese plate, it is also wonderful crumbled over salad or incorporated into any Mediterranean recipe.
Marinated Goat's Milk Feta Bittersweet
Plantation Dairy's Bulgarian-style goat milk feta offers authentic
flavor, superior texture and a multitude of uses. Here it is
bathed in olive oil and infused with garlic, peppers, and spices
to make a delightful appetizer or accompaniment to crusty bread
Cow's Milk Cheese
NEW! Dutch Highland Artisanal Gouda In the 1780s, a colony of Pennsylvania Dutch farmers settled on Louisiana’s Bayou Manchac. Following a series of floods, they moved to Baton Rouge in search of “higher ground,” resulting in their nickname “Dutch Highlanders.” Today’s Highland Road in Baton Rouge cuts through their original plantations. Dutch Highland Artisanal Gouda is a semi-soft, mild and nutty-flavored cheese made from cow’s milk.
NEW! Bayou Blue This is a pasteurized
cow's milk cheese. This subtle blue cheese is aged 1-2 months. This cheese
is named in honor of our Louisiana Bayou Country.
NEW! Marinated Bayou Blue Our Bayou Blue cheese is
bathed in olive oil and infused with garlic, peppers, olives and spices.
Kashkaval ~ Bulgarian-style Yellow Cheese
This semi-hard Bulgarian-style yellow cheese is made from a raw Jersey milk blend. The cheese, which has a texture similar to Cheddar is aged a minimum of 60 days but may be cave aged up to 2 years. It is great served on a cheese board with fruit or shredded as a cooking ingredient.
Triple Cream This triple cream
Guernsey milk blend is characterized by a slightly firm rind
and a wonderful, buttery, creamy interior.
This cheese is named
after the symbol of France, the founder of Louisiana.
Fleur-de-Teche Fromage Triple
Cream with Vegetable Ash According
to Chetimaches Indian legend, Louisiana's Bayou Teche was formed
when a snake, miles in length, battled with the tribe. The snake
was killed in the battle and as its great body broadened and
curved, it sunk into the damp mud of the swampland. Later, as
water flowed through this channel, Bayou Teche was formed. Fleur-de-Teche,
a triple cream cow's milk cheese, honors this legend. The vegetable
ash "snakes" through the buttery, creamy interior
of this soft rind.
Creole Cream Cheese This
farmer's-style cheese indigenous to Louisiana is made with a
blend of skim milk and half & half cream. This style of
cheese was brought to Louisiana, many think, from the Brittany
and Burgundy regions of France and became extremely popular
in Louisiana from the 1800s to the 1980s when production ceased.
We resurrect this Creole icon for your enjoyment. It is best
eaten with a sprinkle of sugar or fresh fruit.
Holy Cow - Vache Sante'
This bloomy rind cow’s milk cheese builds its tremendous flavor characteristics through longer aging. Although a triple cream, the one-and-a-half to three pound catch weight size allows the cheese to slowly soften over a ten to twelve week period without achieving a molten state. Perfect for cheese trays, eating alone, or as an added flavoring to rich lobster or oyster bisque, no wonder it’s named Holy Cow!
Mix Goat and Cow's Milk Cheese
Feliciana Nevat Our
soft-ripened cow and goat's milk cheese is patterned after the
Catalonian Nevat from Spain. The name Nevat comes from a Catalan
word for snow and refers to the powdery rind and mountain-like
shape of the cheese itself. Bittersweet Plantation Dairy chose
to name its version "Feliciana" a Spanish word for
happy land. The Feliciana parishes were so named by Don Bernardo
de Galvez, an early governor of the then Spanish Louisiana colony.
The beautiful rolling hills found there are the closest thing
to mountains the Bayou can claim, though they are seldom sprinkled
Chef John Folse Triple Cream Cheese Wire Our stainless steel triple cream cheese knife features a serrated edge wire for cutting through creamy cheeses without build up. Functional for the kitchen, yet stylish enough for your cheese display.
Aged Goat Cheese
Jolie Blonde- Soft aged goat cheese with a light, silken blonde rind
and a creamy, smooth mild paste with a fine ash layer in the middle.
The name is inspired by the blonde beauty immortalized in the
Cajun National Anthem, " Jolie Blonde."
Aged Cow or Blended Varieties:
Enrico Tonti Blue - This
Guernsey cow milk cheese is similar to Gorgonzola, though not
as salty. It has a firm rind and creamy interior. This cheese
is aged 5-6 months. We have named this cheese Enrico Tonti after
the first Italian explorer and settler in Louisiana.
Lorenzo Bel Paese - is an
Italian Bel Paese style cheese. This cheese originated from Bel
Paese, a small town near Milan, Italy. This semi-soft cow's milk
cheese has a mellow, buttery flavor with a smooth, creamy texture.
Serve as a snack or dessert cheese, or use as a cooking ingredient.
This cheese is named in honor of Lorenzo Casso, the first Italian
immigrant to settle Donaldsonville, Louisiana.
Del Escondido - This Spanish
style cheese is made with a blend of Guernsey cow and goat milk.
This rindless cheese has a wonderful, firm paste. Its name comes
from the term "Rio del Escondido," meaning hidden river,
which was the 16th century Spanish name for the Mississippi River.
D'Arensbourg - This Guernsey
cow cheese is similar to a Tilsiter cheese, which has a slightly
piquant flavor but not too strong. It is named after the German,
Karl Frederic D'Arensbourg who lead the first German settlers
into the River Parishes of Louisiana in the 1720s.
St. Francis - This white
cheddar is made from Guernsey milk and aged up to 1 year. One
will experience a clean, high fat mouth feel with this cheese.
It is named in honor of the Franciscan Missionaries who settled
along with the English at St. Francisville, north of Baton Rouge,
Louisiana in the late 1700s.