Last month I introduced you to Eric and Karen from Caprino Royale down in Waco, one of the most promising young farmstead operations in the state. Last weekend, we got to visit their farm as part of our annual cheese tour (see Steven’s article for a complete roundup of the day). One of the highlights of the trip for me was getting to see where they make Caprino’s fantastic new addition to their lineup: the Texas Bloombonnet. A beautiful bloomy rind goat button, Bloombonnet is easily enjoyable all on its own, but the cheese is all the more impressive when you know some background about the difficult and inspired path that led to its creation. Continue reading
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This past weekend was full of excitement, and the Scardello Cheese Tour that visited several Waco cheese makers was certainly a highlight. The tour included a large busload of Scardello customers along with staff members and owner and Rich Rogers and staff cheese monger and Crave contributor Lance Lynn.
The group met at Northpark Mall and embarked on a journey to Waco at 9am sharp arriving at the general store next to the Brazos Valley Cheese factory at Homestead Farms where we met up with head cheese maker Marc Kuehl who would be our guide for most of the morning. Continue reading
by Lance Lynn
If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve probably stumbled across Caprino Royale cheeses on a cheese plate at Bolsa or served as a side at Salum as well as many other top Dallas restaurants, although you might not know Eric and Karen by name. Known mainly for their fresh chevres and totally awesome decadent Cajeta, they recently released their first foray into the world of bloomy rind cheeses with their Texas Bloombonnet. Continue reading
Jersey Blue is a 100% Jersey cows’ milk cheese from Switzerland made by Willi Schmid, a man whose roots in agriculture date all the way back to his wee days as a young boy in Nesslau-Bühl on the Obertoggenburg a picturesque region nestled between two limestone massifs. Continue reading
Mt. Townsend Creamery is a small creamery situated close to the water on the North Pacific Peninsula in Port Townsend. They source their milk from local dairies, meaning they don’t have a herd of Bessie’s but rely on local producers to supply them with milk for their delicacies. Continue reading