Once again, Anna Van Dijk has created a startlingly different goat's milk cheese. The base of this new cheese is a younger version of one of our favorites, Van Dijk; a tangy aged goat cheese. Made from the milk from her herd of 500 goats in Eindhoven, Holland, Anna has added a unique ingredient-- marigold to this great cheese. Like Cornelia, Anna has achieved the perfect balance of flavors in her new concoction, Marygold.
Marigold, also known as calendula or pot marigold, was a popular ingredient throughout medieval and renaissance Europe. In Holland, according to Gerard's "Herbal", "no broths are made well without dried marigolds." Marigold gives color and a piquant touch to cheese, soups and stews. In fact, the petals were used to color cheese until annatto was introduced from America. The presence of marigold not only gives a slightly floral hint that complements the flavor of the cheese, but also creates a distinctive presentation with the creamy white color of the cheese sprinkled with orange and yellow flecks of petals. A must-try for any lover of Dorothea or Van Dijk.
- Made from pasteurized goat's milk; aged over 60 days.
- Photo depicts whole 10 lb. form of cheese.
- We cut and wrap this item by the 1/2 pound.
- Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form.