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