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Cheese Stats

Milk Type: Goat

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Animal

Style: Washed Rind

Texture: Soft

Age: 5-7 weeks

Size: 12-14oz wheel

 

Urdang

Barn First Creamery - Westfield, Vermont

A funky, tangy washed-rind goat cheese from cheesemaker Rebecca Velazquez and Barn First Creamery! Barn First has a small milking herd of thirty-odd goats, and is located in Westfield, Vermont which is part of Vermont’s remote Northeast Kingdom. Urdang is a square format cheese whose rind is washed during the aging process to promote a slightly pungent, fruity funky flavor. Urdang is mild for a washed rind cheese - the paste is dense and fudgy with a chalky and tangy core to balance the fuller flavors that arise from the wash. The name Urdang (and all the names of the Barn First cheeses) are maiden names taken from Rebecca and her partner Merlin’s families.