Sartori Releases Limited Edition Extra Aged Goat Cheese
Earlier this week Sartori announced the release of their long-anticipated Paolo Sartori Limited Edition Extra Aged Goat Cheese, which debuted at the 2011 World Cheese Awards in Europe, where it won a silver medal. Who else is excited?
A Sartori original, this extra aged goat's milk cheese is well balanced, featuring savory, caramel notes and a light citrusy flavor. Touted for its highly approachable, yet "authentically goat" flavor profile, this cheese was crafted to satisfy all from the tentative taster to well-traveled connoisseur.
"Part of the secret to what makes this cheese so special is the aging," says Sartori cheesemaker Pam Hodgson. "In general, it's hard to age goat cheese without one flavor or another taking over and negatively impacting taste. We knew we could do better. It's taken us years to perfect the method, but over time we found that some special technique and aging nearly twice as long as normal allows some of those strong earthy flavors, which are natural to goat cheese, to mellow. The result is a more harmonized balance of flavor with a surprisingly creamy, smooth texture."