Inspired by the San Francisco Chronicle’s lovely weekly feature – the cheese review – and fueled by our frequent purchases of new, occasionally obscure or artisanal cheeses … the Queso Chronicles is born!
Up this week: Cypress Grove’s Purple Haze, a pasteurized goat milk cheese with lavender and fennel pollen.
The cheese was creamy with a flavor similar to most chevre. The fennel pollen lent a nice, but subtle anise flavor. Lastly, with a direct quote from Jordan, “this is the only application of lavender in food that I actually enjoy”. The additional flavor profiles were tasty and interesting, but did not over power the goat cheese flavor. I love goat cheese, and this one did not disappoint.
Added bonus … Jordan singing Purple Haze all night long.