Chelsea Cheese

Inspired by traditional French cheeses from the Loire River Valley, the Chelsea is a mold-ripened goat cheese log coated in edible vegetable ash. The ash is alkaline, reducing the acidity on the surface and causing it to ripen under the rind. It’s buttery, brightly acidic, and surprisingly sweet while its texture is slightly crumbly, but smooth in flavor. Stunning on a cheese plate—serve with a minerally white wine or a bright, unoaked chardonnay.