On our way back from the Oregon coast, we visited Rivers Edge Chevre, a tiny goat dairy that was having their second anniversary wine & cheese festival. The farm was in a beautiful valley in the coast range. They recently won several awards at this year’s American Cheese Society Competition. The cheese was phenomenal – the winery (Madrone Mountain) had port-style wines that were a little sweet for my taste. But the cheeses… yum. They had goat cheese tortes with flavors like olive tapenade, sun-dried tomato pesto, basil pesto, and roasted hazelnut & frangelico which was the kid’s favorite. (I had to cut him off for fear of him getting drunk off cheese .) I really enjoyed the Sunset Bay, “an ash-coated wheel with a deep vein of paprika.”
And the little herd of friendly goats kept the kid and his cousin well entertained.