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A picture of Manzanita goat cheese from Oak Leaf Creamery

Manzanita: Nov. cheese of the month

A picture of Manzanita goat cheese from Oak Leaf Creamery

Manzanita is a rare raw goat milk cheese from Grants Pass, Oregon. This semi-hard cheese is buttery, creamy, salty, and tangy with a bit of stone fruit flavor. It melts in your mouth!
Good to know:

  • A rare find at most US cheese shops.
  • Oak Leaf Creamery is the only commercial producer of thistle rennet cheeses (yes, from thistle plants) in the US. This us an ages-old cheesemaking tradition that is usually practiced in Spain. 

Serving ideas: Break out the crackers, dried apricots/figs, and cured meats.
Pour a glass of: A hazy IPA or a white wine.
 
Milk source: Goat
Origin: Oregon, US
Rind: Natural rind rubbed with pimenton
Texture: Semi-hard

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