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Eligo - Jasper Hill
Eligo is a soft rind cheese made out of aged goat and cow milk that has been deliciously aged for two to four months to get its delicate flavor.
Small ruminants like goats and sheep have always been in the long term vision for Jasper Hill; the new avenues for flavor and texture are an exciting pathway for innovation. Our partnership with Ryan Andrus, who brings loads of goat farming experience to our community, is just what we needed to bring this plan to life. Ryan and his wife, Annie Rowden, purchased a recently defunct dairy in town, naming it after the road that that leads to their new home: Bridgman Hill Farm. Eligo, named for a nearby lake, is the first cheese Jasper Hill Creamery has developed to suit their expertly crafted goat milk.
SENSORY NOTES - Eligo’s flavors bring out the best in both milk types; buttery richness from the cow milk carries a soft, white pepper spice note and goat aromas. A densely creamy texture is a bit softer beneath the rosy, orange washed rind, where the flavors are a more pronounced.
PAIRING AND SERVICE - Eligo’s goat aromas and subtle earthiness from the rind make it a great match for skin-contact or full bodied white wines, and mixed fermentation ales. Preserved lemon, mild green olives and toasted almonds make for nice accompaniments.
A quantity of "1" is for 8 oz. of cheese.