Our California original Cabecou is a marinated goat cheese button with a dense texture. The disks are cut from fresh logs and placed on racks to dry approximately 5 to 7 days. They are then hand packed with savory herbs into anti-leak jars and the oil is added. The herbs infuse their fl avors into the creamy and tart buttons before leaving Sonoma. Our new Spicy Cabecou is marinated in Jalapeno olive oil and crushed Chilies to give a spicy kick to the fresh taste of our chevre.
Cabecou is a favorite for a toasted baguette, salads, roasting recipes and stirred in soups. The tasty marinade is a bonus dressing for your recipes. Brush fresh tomatoes with some of the infused oil and roast them until they begin to brown. The spicy Jalapeno oil is our favorite to dip bread or drizzle over salmon. Pair Cabecou with a crisp, light-bodied California Pinot Grigio, and Spicy Cabecou with a Gewurztraminer.
Cabecou in Herbs: CalExpo State Fair 2015, Bronze & 2014, Silver; US Championship Cheese Contest WI, 2015 3rd Pl; World Cheese Awards UK 2014, Silver and 2013, Gold; ACS Madison 2013, 1st Pl
Spicy Cabecou: ACS Providence 2015, 3rd Pl; CalExpo State Fair 2015, Bronze
Marinated Cabecou in Herbs: Cultured pasteurized goat milk, salt and microbial enzymes. Marinade: Foodservice (30 disks), California extra virgin olive oil, herbs, spices; Retail (4 disks), organic canola oil, California extra virgin oilve oil, herbs and spices.
Spicy Cabecou: Cultured pasteurized goat milk, salt and microbial enzymes. Marinade: organic canola oil, extra virgin jalapeno olive oil, crushed chilies. All Laura Chenel’s cheeses are made with fresh local milk that is pasteurized and we use only vegetarian approved rennet
Shelf Life: 180 days DOM
Packaging: anti-leak plastic jar and lid with safety seal
Storage: 34 - 45F