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Riley's Coat

Producer
Blue Ledge Farm
Country
United States
Region
Vermont
Size
8 ins diameter, 4 ins high
Weight
5 lbs
Website
www.blueledgefarm.com
Milk
Goat
Classification
Firm
Rennet
Animal
Rind
Natural

Owned by Hannah Sessions and Greg Bernardt, Blue Ledge Farm is a seasonal goat dairy located near Salisbury, in the lower Champlain Valley of southern Vermont.

Having bought the farm in 2000, Hannah and Greg began cheese production in 2002, and their herd now numbers at about 75 mixed LaMancha, Alpine and Nubian goats.

Greg and Hannah make several varieties of cheese, Dunmore, Crottina, La Luna, Fresh Chèvre, Lakes Edge, Riley's Coat, and Camembrie.

Riley's Coat is an aged, raw milk tomme, named after Greg and Hannah's departed, but much beloved herding dog, Riley.

The exterior rind is colored a dusty grey-brown and the interior paste is a pale cream color. The texture of the cheese is dense and firm, dotted with small holes, or "eyes."

Flavors are mellow and balanced, with a pleasantly goat-like tang.

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