This cheese is GOAT! Literally. Montasio Festivo is a delicious aged goat cheese with a firm texture – not like the creamy goat cheese you’d find in your strawberry and balsamic salad. Paula Lambert, the renowned cheesemaker and founder of Mozzarella Company, produces some of the best Hispanic-influenced cheeses on this side of the border, and this one is no exception. Bold and assertive with a nutty roundness, it’s rubbed with an ancho chile/olive oil paste to form a thin, dark red rind and unmistakable aroma. Yep, it really IS the Greatest. Of. All. Time.
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Typically, delicate fresh goat cheeses go best with sparkling or white wine, but because this one’s aged, it can stand up to the tannins in a red.
- Contains dairy.