Monday, August 25, 2008

Meyenberg Goat Cheese Jack - Smoked

Went to Earth Fare last weekend. I picked up four (count em - 4) different cheeses. The first one I am going to review is the Meyenberg Goat Milk Jack Cheese.

Pleasant aroma. I smell more of the smokiness than the cheesiness. I like that smoky smell. Makes my mouth water.

The texture is more dry than regular, cow's milk Jack. I sampled this cheese with home-grown tomato, low sugar, low sodium bacon and a local Gouda cheese. This was my breakfast. The cheese slices in the middle of the plate are the Goat Jack slices.

The taste at first is somewhat Jack-like. Then comes a "musty" flavor that will take some getting used to. I guess it is just the "goatiness" of it. But I have trouble with that every time I first taste most goat cheeses. The funny thing is that I love Feta Cheese. It's one of my most favorite cheeses and I don't find it musty tasting at all. This cheese, however, is. Not really strongly musty, but I notice it.

My overall impression: I most likely won't purchase this cheese again just because of the price, $19.99 per pound. There are cheaper cheeses out there that I enjoy more. If the price were cheaper I would possibly buy it again.

Would I recommend it? Probably not.

I like a sharper, more piquant cheese. Many cheese lovers might like this one and I'm certainly not saying you shouldn't buy it. I just think there are better ones out there. I don't have anything BAD to say about it - it just isn't something I would RAVE about. Not sorry I tried it. But will save my money next time and get something that makes me go WOW!


Anna said...

Remind me not to check out your cheese blog when it's close to lunchtime but I can't have lunch anytime soon due to a conference call. :(

Can't wait to read your reviews of the other cheeses!

--Anna (franna...remember me!) at Diary of an Eccentric

Arsenette said...

... (goes into picture and snatches the bacon off the plate...)

You know.. for someone who doesn't like "raw" (or non-melted) cheese.. I love reading your blog. :) I'm a mild soft cheddar person.. something I can smother on crackers or something.. Not heavily processed (I am FINALLY Growing out of that stage LMAO) but soft.. hard to explain I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.

Jeannie said...

Hey SKW!!! :D

So this cheese is not a very strong one? I like strong cheeses myself so I'll probably skip this one too then.

Some Kinda Wonderful said...

Hey Jeannie! Like I said, nice aroma, no punch as far as the taste goes. I won't be spending my money on it again anytime soon.

Keep your eyes peeled for my review of the local cheese. I'll have it up tomorrow sometime.

It is fantabulous!!!

pamwax said...

Cheese cheese and more cheese. I wish I lived at your house.