Singing Hill Dairy's Goat Feta
Cheese and Champagne recently reviewed this feta made from goat's milk. The cheese originates from the Singing Hill Dairy in Minnesota.
But my first find, however, did not come from Surdyk’s, but rather the cozy Kingfield Farmers Market in Minneapolis. There I came upon a feta made just 55 miles away in Nerstrand, Minn., the home of Singing Hills Dairy. A small farm and cheesemaking operation by Lynne Reeck and Kate Wall, Singing Hills produces plain and flavored chevres and fetas, as well as goat cheese curds and yogurt. Wall and Reeck’s herd of Nubian and Saanen goats is small – just 17 does and two bucks, according to Facebook – but makes mighty flavorful cheese. The snow-white feta I purchased packs a salty punch like a traditional sheep’s-milk feta but without the usual oiliness. Instead, you get a clean taste, firm bite and a briney finish.