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Fine Cheeses from Specially Bred La Mancha Goats

Excerpted from Napa Valley Picnic by
Jack Burton and Ken Stanton

Barbara and Rex Backus are currently making five distinctive true farmhouse cheeses from the milk of La Mancha goats:

  • Sumi   An attractive ashed flat-topped cheese encased in white mold with a nice, creamy texture
  • Kiku   Barbara and Rex describe this rare seasonal cheese as a "mysterious puck robed in a sauvignon blanc-doused figleaf." Delicious!
  • Carmela   A firm, six-pound wheel dusted with paprika. This one is best if aged for a full year.
  • Goat's Leap Fresh Wheels   A great classic chèvre

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Photo: Goat's Leap Dairy

3321 St. Helena Hwy
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 963-2337