We're excited to release a very special, extra (extra) aged version of Ventana.
Ventana was a one-off, all goat's milk version of Cabrillo, only available in the August 2022 Cheese Club shipment.
Wheels of this cheese have been aging in the creamery for 3 years - that's the longest we've ever aged a cheese before.
To be honest, this cheese is very hard in texture with very minimal moisture content, resembling an extra hard Parm-style cheese.
We suggest using wedges of Ventana for grating on salads, burritos, tacos and soups instead of cutting - yes, it's that hard!
Very limited inventory. Try it while it lasts.
About the original-release Ventana:
Ventana, an all-goat version of Cabrillo made with 100% farmstead goat's milk. It's a special release featured in the August Cheese Club shipment.
We actually got the idea for Ventana from our friend, Janet Fletcher, publisher of the Planet Cheese blog. A while back, Michelle and Jack Rudolph, Creamery owners, donated a virtual cheese tasting hosted by Janet to help fundraise for the California Artisan Cheese Guild.
During the tasting, Janet mentioned in conversation how Cabrillo, one of our year-round and most popular cheeses, would be super interesting and there's nothing like it in the states if it was made with 100% goats milk.
When Janet tells you something like this, you listen! Shortly after the virtual tasting, we informed our dedicated artisans in the creamery of Janet's insight and they worked their magic to make this cheese happen for a future Cheese Club limited-release offering - Meet Ventana!
Note: Since everything is cut by hand there is some variation expected in sizes and is representative of the artisan nature of cheesemaking.