Capricorn Goats cheese was first created in 1983 and, since then, has won an outstanding 43 awards, including; Best Goats Cheese at The Nantwich International Cheese Show in 2016. It won because of not only its taste but also its highly unusual square shape.
It has a rich and creamy taste that isn’t too goaty!
A feature of all goats milk cheeses is their almost bright, white colour. This is due to the fact that goats milk contains virtually no carotene.
Vegetarian rennet, as opposed to, animal rennet is used in the production of cheese thus making Capricorn suitable for vegetarians. The cheese ripens from the outside towards the centre and during this maturing process, the cheese is gently sprayed with salt. So, within approximately ten days, an identifiable edible white coat or bloomy rind grows on the cheese. After which it is wrapped in breathable material to allow it to ripen further.
Each cheese weighs approximately 1 kg and dependent on maturity can be either slightly firm to cut with a crumbly texture or be a totally ripened milky Brie. It’s perfect when accompanied by fresh figs or a fig based chutney and served on a charcoal biscuit of a hunk of crusty bread washed down, of course with some Toms Tap House ale.