When we think of Sardinia we think of grassy olive oils, fresh seafood, and salty, hard-pressed sheep’s milk cheeses. Then along came Pantaleo, a ‘capra sarda’ goat’s milk cheese—yes goat’s cheese. Made by the same producers as a Fiore Sardo, Capra Sardo is a hard yet creamy goat cheese amidst the salty, tangy, crystallized norm.
Pasty white in color with a delicate citrusy sweetness at the end, the cheese has an herbal nuttiness you would expect from an alpine. Think of it as an alpine who went south for some sun and never went back. We recommend serving with dryer, briny white wines like a Sardinian Vermentino.
Country/Region: Sardegna, Southern, Italy
Style: Hard Goat's Milk, with Alpine-y flavor
Milk Type: Pasteurized Goat's Milk
Age: 3+ months