Cypress Groves' Midnight Moon is a hard artisanal goat's milk cheese that is made in Holland exclusively for Cypress Grove and has been aged for at least 6 months.
This gouda-style cheese has an ivory color interior that is slightly darker closer to the rind. The cheese is smooth with a dense texture and you will experience little crunches of protein crystals and these crunches participate in the cheese's personality. Midnight Moon, like many other Cypress Grove cheeses was awarded many medals in international cheese competitions.
The flavor is nutty and buttery and really not goaty, like the fresh goat cheese; there is more a creamy caramel flavor that lingers. This artisan California cheese is finished in a beautiful black wax that spotlights the pale paste.
Showcase your cheese platter with Midnight Moon and bring out all its qualities by serving with fig jam and seeded crackers or bread.
Try melted between slices of rustic sliced bread or as a decadent addition to macaroni and cheese. It is paired well with a stout or a Belgian Dark or if wine is your preference, try a zinfandel or Syrah.
An entire wheel of Midnight Moon weighs about 9 pounds and we hand-cut this gourmet cheese in wedges of 8 ounces and 1 pound.
Ingredients:pasteurized goat milk, salt, cheese cultures, vegetarian rennet.