Lindsay Bandaged Goat Cheddar (Ontario)
An earthy, nutty, and slightly crumbly cheese; a sweet, fruity slightly acidic start gives way to light earthy notes, cooked milk, caramel, and a trace of tang that lingers on the tongue. It has the sought after crystallization of a well aged cheddar. Hand-crafted in small batches by Mariposa Dairy Ltd. in Lindsay, Ontario (hence the cheese’s name) using milk produced by Lenberg Farms, the country’s largest goat herd operation.
The term “bandaged” refers to a traditional aging technique in which the cheese is wrapped in cheesecloth and coated in oil. This permeable “bandage” protects the cheese from excess moisture loss while giving the cheese access to the air it needs to mature properly. The cheese is aged for at least 12 months.