I came across this goat’s milk cheese at a Metro Supermarket in Port Credit (Ontario). I’m not sure what prompted me to give this cheese a try. I have seen this cheese before but I always passed over it in favour of “yellow” cheeses.
When I unwrapped the cheese and put it on a plate my confidence slid. My photo is not the best, I’ll admit that, but this cheese did not look very appetizing sitting on the plate.
The blueberries looked like dried up raisins. I am pretty adventurous but it took a little courage to shove this into my mouth. Fortunately that is where things took a turn for the better.
What does Celebrity International Goat’s Milk Cheese with Blueberry and Cinnamon taste like? Although I rate this cheese low on the “plate appeal” scale it was actually quite good. I was surprised. The goat cheese was fairly creamy, but slightly dry. It had a mild saltiness that was well complimented by the the blueberry and cinnamon. It was a good cheesy combination. I spread it onto Carr’s Table Water Crackers.
Celebrity International’s goat cheese is a Canadian cheese made in Ontario from Ontario milk. It is 100% pure goat’s milk and is animal rennet free.
I found this web site for the Celebrity International Goat’s Milk Cheese with Blueberry and Cinnamon. The website mentioned that Blueberry’s may reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. The website also provided the following information.
Sea salt is added to the product, which is beneficial for the health conscious person or Vegetarian because the salt has no iodine. For persons with lactose intolerance, goat cheese is a healthy alternative to cow’s milk cheese products. Goats are fed roasted Soybeans, which are higher in protein and energy, plus Corn-fed, from products produced on the farmstead.
Goat milk is lower in fat and cholesterol, higher in calcium and Vitamins A & D. Goats convert all the carotene in their diet to vitamin A, leaving the milk and cream pure white. The yellow colour in other dairy products is due to the carotene in the milk. Our Goat Cheese is pasteurized.
This cheese tastes better than it looks. This is a cheese for the health conscience. It would be a good cheese to serve at the holidays. I need to figure out a way to make it look more appealing. Maybe if I tossed a few fresh blueberries around it on the serving plate. I think I’ll buy it again and try that.