A riff on the famed French goat cheese Valencay, Bonaparte is a truncated pyramid of soft-ripened goats’ milk cheese dusted with vegetable ash. In France, the story goes that Valencay was originally a pyramid-shaped cheese, but after Napoleon lost his military conquest in Egypt, the local cheesemakers decided to lob off the top, ere the memory of territories lost would prove too painful to recall. Lazy Lady Farm proprietor Laini Fondiller ladles each of these beauties by hand, and ages them in her natural cave (i.e. dug into the hillside - no refrigeration units on this solar and wind powered farm!) until perfectly ripe. The flavor is tart, musky, and briny, and the texture ranges from chalky (when young) to ooey gooey when very ripe. Aged 4-6 weeks.