Saturday 17 February 2007

Holy Goat Mature Skyla

I'm back with another Holy Goat cheese - this time it's a hard goat cheese called Skyla.

Holy Goat Mature Skyla© by Haalo

Cheese: Holy Goat Mature Skyla
Location: Sutton Grange Organic Farm, Victoria

Holy Goat Mature Skyla© by Haalor

Unwrapped you'll find a cheese almost devoid of any moisture and covered in a whitish rippled skin - this white mould skin will darken with age and intensify in flavour but it's perfectly edible so don't go cutting it off.

Holy Goat Mature Skyla© by Haalo

When sliced you can clearly see the darker ring surrounding the typical white goat cheese. There's a bite to this but no more than a good aged cheddar - it does tend to dissolve in the mouth and the skin is somewhat buttery for want of a better word. It slices easily without being brittle at all. It also shows good balance between saltiness and acidity - neither taking away from the purity of the milk.

Possible uses - served as in as part of a cheese platter, sliced thickly and baked into savoury tarts or as I did with this particular cheese, grated for the Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Muffins.

Originally published here


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