This cylindrical shaped cheese is our take on the Chabichou du Poitou or Chabis – a fundamental cheese to that region. This cheese is a larger cheese than the Crottin which some people might be more familiar with.
The cheese is named after the goat, Jessy-Joy, who gave us our first experience of kidding and the start of milk production. We took the more common spelling of the shortened version of the name Jessica.
The shape of these cheeses cause the cheese to have a stronger, slightly more acidic flavour than the Bûche and a more crumbly texture.
The Jessie won a silver medal at the 2017 Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show (Ekka).
The cheese is wrapped in special paper that retains the cheese freshness while allowing it to breath. It also means minimal plastic is used in the packaging!
Peter Schwenke - Frolicking Goat
Cheesemaker, Peter Schwenke, trained in New Zealand and has spent some time in Poitou honing his skills. He has tasted his way throughout the Poitou-Charentes and Loire regions. He is proud of his attempt to
bring these flavours to Queensland and so far have led to award winning cheeses.
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