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HillJ Mar 28, 2013 08:58 AM

As I'm reading along, Westfield Farm has been handcrafting award-winning farmstead cheeses in Hubbardston, Massachusetts, since 1971. Chocolate Capri is made from 100% goat's milk and is combined with semi-sweet chocolate. Sure is interesting!

http://www.chevre.com/choccap.html

Gives new meaning to Easter chocolates!

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  1. Paprikaboy RE: HillJ Mar 28, 2013 11:02 AM

    Not sure about this.
    Though it's probably better than the Phildelphia and chocolate launched in the UK a while back.

    Found this blog that made me smile especially this:

    "It’s only a matter of time before we see Green & Black’s chocolate with Dairylea. Mark my words."

    http://www.chocablog.com/news/philade...

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      HillJ RE: Paprikaboy Mar 28, 2013 11:19 AM

      I wasn't a fan of the Philly flavors and it lacks the frisky tart of goat cheese I was looking for.

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        INDIANRIVERFL RE: HillJ Mar 29, 2013 10:03 AM

        On my cheese treks in Wisconsin, I see these types of cheeses in the south, near Milwaukee and Madison. The couple of times I have had them from a tasting plate, they seem to combine the worst of both.

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          HillJ RE: INDIANRIVERFL Mar 29, 2013 10:07 AM

          The chocolate goat cheese I just purchased through Westfield Farm, MA is pretty darn tasty. Def. a dessert cheese and how I plan to serve it on Easter.

          What specific cheese were you referring to?

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            INDIANRIVERFL RE: HillJ Mar 29, 2013 11:24 AM

            The ones I originally saw consisted of a brick or cheddar with cocoa dust rind. For the last couple of years it seems to be as a cheesy chocolate fudge with nuts as a dessert spread. The best I remember, the cheese shop off of I-39 in Edgerton had them, The Cheese Castle just north of the border on I-90/94, and Roth Kase in Monroe.

            I could do an internet search, but that would be cheating.

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              HillJ RE: INDIANRIVERFL Mar 29, 2013 12:46 PM

              Well you lost me at a brick of cheddar with cocoa dust. Man that doesn't sound appealing at all. The chocolate goat cheese that just arrived from MA is deliciously rich and creamy; chocolate through and through. Slices easily and with grahams and fresh berries is going to work out real well for us.

    2. pinehurst RE: HillJ Mar 28, 2013 11:11 AM

      Hill, have you tried this? I'm intrigued.

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        HillJ RE: pinehurst Mar 28, 2013 11:19 AM

        I ordered 3 logs for Easter. For the "grownups"...I plan to serve the capri with sliced berries and homemade choc-cinnamon grahams as part of our dessert table.

        Any serving ideas, pinehurst?

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          pinehurst RE: HillJ Mar 28, 2013 12:27 PM

          I'm telling you, it sounds mouthwatering. Hot damn.

          All right, I'm trying to stop salivating long enough to type that I've done goat cheese with dates before, but I like your berries idea even better.

          Maybe, if you can find them have some thin slices of pear available OR a pear chutney?

          Carr's also has a whole wheat cracker that is not-quite-but-almost sweet that might be interesting.

          Rock on, Hill J. Rock on.

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            HillJ RE: pinehurst Mar 28, 2013 12:34 PM

            I like the idea of pear/pear chutney very much and a whole wheat water cracker is a nice alternative to the grahams w/out the sweetness as you mention. I still have time to make adjustments.

            I hope you'll give the chocolate goat cheese a try sometime.

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              pinehurst RE: HillJ Mar 28, 2013 12:36 PM

              I will! I live in NE Mass, and love to buy "local"...I had No. Idea. that Westfield Farm even existed. Thanks for the heads up!

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                HillJ RE: pinehurst Mar 28, 2013 12:40 PM

                Oh, how cool is that. I haven't actually been to their facility but their cheeses are very special.

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                  HillJ RE: pinehurst Mar 29, 2013 09:58 AM

                  pineh, the chocolate capri is on sale @ igourmet.com
                  http://www.igourmet.com/shoppe/specia...

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                    HillJ RE: HillJ Mar 29, 2013 03:32 PM

                    Unfortunately, a very short-lived sale...

        2. Ruth Lafler RE: HillJ Mar 28, 2013 12:08 PM

          Blue cheese goes surprisingly well with chocolate. http://www.lilliebellefarms.com/smoke...

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            HillJ RE: Ruth Lafler Mar 28, 2013 12:24 PM

            I remember you mentioning this product once before, Ruth. What's not to love about that combination.

          2. goodhealthgourmet RE: HillJ Mar 29, 2013 10:50 AM

            I love goat cheese with chocolate/cocoa, but given that the sweetness/sugar level of "semisweet" chocolate is highly variable, I'd like to know how much added sugar is in there.

            Regardless, chocolate chevre appeals to me far more than chocolate cheddar à la Trader Joe's. That particular combination just doesn't work IMHO.

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              HillJ RE: goodhealthgourmet Apr 1, 2013 11:53 AM

              The chocolate chevre was a hit at Easter; three logs evaporated from the dessert table. As planned, I served the cheese with fresh berries, graham crackers, dark chocolate bunnies. It's rich, creamy and not terribly sweet but I would buy this cheese for sharing and for occasions not the standard cheese choice. Not many of my guests had ever heard of chocolate goat cheese so the novelty made it fun.

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                goodhealthgourmet RE: HillJ Apr 1, 2013 01:57 PM

                I'm glad it was so well received! How did the capri compare to the cocoa-dusted?

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                  HillJ RE: goodhealthgourmet Apr 1, 2013 02:54 PM

                  Day and night. Cocoa dusted rubbed off on your fingers and gave a quick hit of chocolate but the capri was chocolate thru and thru like a truffle, rich and creamy; far more satisfying and really what I'd be looking for from a cheese that was paired with chocolate.

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