Saturday, August 13, 2011

Cheese in The Heart of Texas

Here's an idea that is sure to impress at your next dinner party. How about building a cheese plate for your friends out of all local, award winning cheese handcrafted by you?!

Pure Luck, run by Amelia Sweethardt and her husband Ben Guyton, is a 50 acre dairy and organic farm-- their line of cheeses are produced entirely from the milk of a herd of cute Nubian and Alpine goats wandering about their fields. The Dripping Springs farm is the family's home, and has been since the late 1970s.

The dairy puts out a variety of types, from fresh Chevre (with a range of added herbs and spices) to the complex Sainte Maure, whose refined texture and subtle flavors will make you think immediately of the great goat cheeses of the Loire Valley, where the style originated. Pure Luck also makes goat's milk Feta and a blue cheese, which can be hard to find unless you frequent the farmer's markets of Central Texas.

The family is pleased to teach visitors how to milk the goats by hand, encouraging samples of the fresh, sweet milk, and make their own cheese at their workshops!
All workshop participants will make and take home their own cheeses, including Chevre, Feta, Del Cielo, and Ste. Maure. From milking a goat to wrapping your finished cheese, they cover basic cheesemaking techniques, dairy goat care, and sanitation practices.

Pure Luck's cheese has accumulated numerous accolades, earning awards and attention year after year. In fact, her Hopeless Bleu has taken home American Cheese Society awards five years in a row. No wonder it’s rumored that President Obama noshed on Pure Luck cheeses on his recent visit to Austin.

Once you bring your freshly made cheese home, serve it up on a Texas shaped cheese board! Awesome!


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