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Mar 15, 2014 11:22 AM

One of the best cheeses I've ever tasted, made right here in Riverhead

I heard that Goodales Farm (on Main Rd just east of 105) was experimenting with their cow cheese wrapped in five different local beers, and thought that sounded like a fun idea for St Paddys Day. Did not expect such over the top flavor and perfect texture that I just experienced. It will be gone long before the actual holiday.

All they had today was the Long Ireland version, he said he's almost out but will have more of the others by next weekend. So if you're out this way, another reason to stop by; aside from the cute baby animals and the on premise made ice cream.

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  1. I've enjoyed their Goat Cheese, some fresh produce and the cute baby animals in the past. I look forward to trying that cheese soon, and Ice Cream!?!

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    1. re: MacTAC

      They have a little trailer out front for the ice cream in the summer. Here's some more info, because last week no one was at the stand to ask so I called this week and he said he only had so much cheese and he was taking it all to the Farmers Market up in Riverhead Village. Saturday only, from 11 to 3, across from the theatre. They're in the very back. That's where I got it, it was like a treasure hunt!

      1. re: coll

        Thanks for the info! Looking forward to getting out there. Fresh Spinach and Asparagus soon, I hope!

        1. re: MacTAC

          I'm guessing a good few weeks, maybe around Easter (if we're lucky). I will let you know when the first signs go up, though.

    2. So what is the flavor and texture? You actually didn't say a thing about the flavor, style, etc.

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      1. re: JMF

        Sorry I'm not a real cheese expert. I've had some really high end cheeses from around the world and this is up there with the best of them. I was happy, that's all I can contribute at this time.

        It's a soft, almost runny cow cheese with a hint of tanginess, does that help?

        1. re: coll

          A decade ago I worked as assistant on a grass fed, raw milk, dairy making cheese, and baking brick oven breads. So I am always curious about cheese.

          1. re: JMF

            If you ever get out this way, I'd be interested to hear your opinion! This isn't raw milk but I really liked it.

            1. re: coll

              I haven't been out to the east end in a year or two. Last time was visiting a friends distillery. I used to live there summers, and went to college at Stony Brook. But I hope to get there this summer. I have lots of friends who I need to catch up with.

              1. re: JMF

                There is a lot going on here in the last couple of years, you'll have plenty of new stuff to try out. Just checking out the breweries and the local hops, the hard ciders etc, can be interesting. It's turning into a big thing lately.