Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hello My Name Is...

Very exciting news!! We’ve got a new addition to the Coach Farm goat cheese family –raw goat’s milk cheese. You’re probably going WHOA – just what IS a raw goat’s milk cheese anyway? In a nutshell, raw milk cheese is made with unpasteurized milk (some cheesemakers do pasteurize the milk, but that’s for another blog post).  The cheese is then aged for at least 60 days before being offered to the public.  After 60 days, acids and salts in the cheese prevent any potential growth of pathogens.  This is why the FDA mandates that this timeframe be adhered to.  Besides being a safety precaution, aging for 60 days does help with enhancing the flavors of this cheese (at least we think so!).

So, we’ve got this great cheese – but no name!  We usually name our cheeses for their shape and style, but we’d like to have a very creative name for our newest masterpiece.  To help, we have partnered with Culture Magazine for a naming promotion called “Hello My Name Is…” where YOU can submit a moniker for our raw milk cheese. 

To get you started, check out the below video where Kate Arding, Co-Founder and Cheese Director of Culture Magazine, and Mark, discuss the taste profile.  We think she’s is spot on by saying its “crumbly” and “so fluffy when you put it into your mouth…really light…with a great range of flavor.”   We’d also have to agree with her how the flavors are in sync with each other and not overpowering.   Looking for more details to help think of names? Follow the team of bloggers we’ve enlisted to try  the cheese and share their thoughts in their blog posts.

Now that you have the details, submit a name to with the subject line “HELLO MY NAME IS” by Sunday, May 5th at 11:59 p.m. EST.  Include your name, cheese name, and email address.  The winner will be announced on Sunday, May 9th on Culture’s blog!