Say “Montchevré” and I think of award winning, hand crafted fresh goat cheese. It is, after all, the leading American goat cheese manufacturer! Montchevre uses French cheese making traditions but is devoted to expanding the love of Goat cheese in the US by exploring the American pallet, finding where these French cheeses fit in, and creating the most delicious and versatile goat cheese line. I think they have succeeded! I used to think of Montchevre and picture the delicious little logs of soft goats cheese. They actually make all sorts of goats cheese from fresh goats cheese, to soft ripened goats cheese, to goats milk cheddar!
Montchevré has taken on some big initiatives with regards to farm sustainability and environmental cleanliness. They have created a 600,000 gallon capacity anaerobic digester that we use to treat wastewater and create energy that is sent back to the grid (enough to power 200 homes in the area). Montechevre has a sustainable network of 340 independent family farms that sell their milk exclusively to Montchevre.
Montchevré Goat Cheese Products
Fresh Goat Cheese
I have always enjoyed fresh goats cheese, mostly at parties and get togethers, where a log of 4 peppers goats cheese and Mediterranean Herbs and Garlic were a delicious, easy part of appetizers. They have some new flavors, I will be adding into my repertoire- like Fig & Olive, Cranberry Cinnamon, and Honey- these flavors where more to my children’s liking. Another new thing I discovered is the fresh goats cheese crumble cups- these are perfect for adding some richness and flavor to a salad!
Soft Ripened Goats Cheese
This is something that I did not even know existed. I had had brie before made with cow’s milk but the goats milk La Cabrie was really decadent and rich and lovely. They also offer Bucheron and I found myself challenged to explain what that is to my 7 year old, but she understood that it was yummy!
Aged Goat Cheese
Again, I must admit I did not know that this existed. They actually make a goat cheese cheddar and gouda. I sent the goat cheese cheddar sticks to school in my kids lunchboxes or let them have one after school and was very satisfied to know they were getting a nutritious snack.
Montchevre even has an organic line and a yogurt line. I haven’t tried them yet, but I just may make it my business to do so! You may also want to check out their scrumptious Goat Cheese Recipes section.
Montchevré Goat Cheese Variety Prize Pack Giveaway:
Montchevre Giveaway Dates: January 25- February 12, 2013 Midnight CST
How to Enter: Enter through Giveaway Tools- just sign into the widget and click the entries you want to complete.
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I did receive goat cheese in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.