Firefly Farms Merry Goat Round Spruce Reserve PREORDER BY 9/29
***WE WILL RECEIVE THESE AT THE SHOP AFTER 11/1/22 AND WILL CONTACT YOU AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP***
Next time you’re in a forest full of spruce trees, take a deep breath. That’s the subtle aroma you’ll get from this spoonable, spreadable, spruce-bark wrapped softie that’s aged and awesome.
➤ Tangy and rich with deep umami flavors of mushroom and spruce wood
➤ Complex, earthy and refined with a silky, spoonable texture
➤ Becomes creamy and more flavorful with age
Our fresh goat milk is first pasteurized and cooled to the perfect temperature for bacteria to do their best work. The milk is then fortified with Penicillium Candidum (a.k.a. “The secret sauce”). Vegetable rennet is added, coagulating the milk and creating a stronger curd mass bond, faster. The resulting mass is then cut into cubes, drained of whey, stirred, then drained again.
From there, it’s scooped in molds and brined, but hold on...before aging, its exterior is wrapped in a lovely layer of spruce cambium strapping to provide the cheese with a bit of support as it ripens and softens fully—like France’s Saint-Marcellin or Spain’s Torta del Casar. Then it’s off to the aging room where it will be continually checked and flipped by our makers.