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jasmurph Jul 26, 2009 04:01 PM

Just want to let fellow lovers of goat cheese know about some cheese I had this morning (Sunday) at the Morningside Heights farmer's market. It's from Ardith Mae in PA, and it's the closest I've tasted to French quality goat cheese in the US. I've never been a big farm of Coach Farm, because it always tasted so bland to me, as if they were afraid to let any of the goat-y character shine through (a bit like those lamb purveyors who brag that their meat doesn't taste too gamey--why would I bother then?). Ardith Mae cheeses, on the other hand, display a broad range of flavors and ripeness. I'm loving the Valencay-style pyramid I got today. Plus, the cheesemaker's a good guy.

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    brettnyc RE: jasmurph Jul 27, 2009 01:25 PM

    Very interesting. Do you know if its available elsewhere other than the Morningside Heights market?

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      ajs42548 RE: jasmurph Jul 27, 2009 01:43 PM

      Do they carry reduced fat goat cheese?

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        jasmurph RE: ajs42548 Jul 27, 2009 05:56 PM

        brettnyc, I think that they might be in Brooklyn Heights on Saturdays, but google it to make sure.

        ajs42548, I'm not sure. You've got me curious, however. Is there some reason to eat reduced fat goat cheese? Other than Parmigiano, I don't know of any decent cheeses made from reduced fat milk. That doesn't mean that they aren't out there, so I'd be interested to hear about them.

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          brettnyc RE: jasmurph Jul 28, 2009 06:42 AM

          great, will do. thanks jasmurph.

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