Coupole - an American original April 11, 2012 23:26

Don't know Geotrichum? Geotrichum candidum to be exact. Well, it's a mold used in the maturation of washed and bloomy rinds. It's what helps a bloomy bloom, ending up in sweet loveliness. Coupole, from Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery, in Websterville, VT, have mastered the science as evidenced in COUPOLE. Look at that brain-like wonder? The paste is sweet, aged, dense with mild goutiness.

Aged Goat Cheese

This American original is named for its likeness to a snow-covered dome shape and is one of the creamery’s signature geotrichum rinded cheeses. In the landscape of cheese varieties, it stands out as a distinct goat cheese. Coupole is made with fresh pasteurized goats’ milk from family farms that has been coagulated and shaped. Coupole’s center has a dense texture and fresh, milk taste. Coupole’s allure is attributable to the intriguing contrast between the strong ripened flavor of the rind and the delicate fresh taste of its interior. The wrinkled coral-like appearance makes for an impressive centerpiece on any cheeseboard or melt on top of a perfectly grilled steak.