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Nov 28 2012
MacKenzie Creamery Pumpkin Chèvre

For those that may not be familiar with Chèvre, it is the French word for goat.**

(**Editors note: just a really ballsy move for Teddy to open up with French-speak on THIS, of all websites. I hope he’s going somewhere with this.)

In common parlance, Chèvre is “milk of the goat” or goat cheeseI have always enjoyed the smooth taste of goat cheese (**If Ted Nugent is reading this, we sincerely apologize. I mean, we’re really, really sorry).

However, Mackenzie Creamery has blessed us by infusing pumpkin and spices into its goat cheese.  The result is a lot like that of drinking a pumpkin ale; but with the delicious, filling, creamy taste and consistency of goat cheese (**Oh Teddy… no… ).

The MacKenzie Creamery was started in Hiram, Ohio, by Jean MacKenzie.  In 2007, Jean entered the National Cheese Competition sponsored by the American Dairy Goat Association, and Jean won two Best of Show, two First Place and one Second Place honors.  

One taste of the Pumpkin Chèvre and you will think MacKenzie should receive a Nobel Prize and Congressional Medal of Honor.  This cheese defines the very reason for living.

(**Ted has missed out on a few of life’s key experiences, just go with it…)

I happened to stumble upon this delicious combination of cheese and pumpkin in a wine and cheese shop called Cheestique, in Arlington, Virginia.  Many readers may have neither tshe desire or wherewithal to make it out to Arlington to taste this flavor-filled, award-winning cheese.  No worries (**We’re not worried).  

Fortunately, it available on line at mackenziecreamery.com. Via this website, a four ounce log will run you $7.  However, it is only available during the Autumn season, so I suggest logging on immediately and purchasing a few logs.

(**It’s remarkably juvenile but I can’t stop giggling, you know you’re grinning too!!)

Any sensible human (**Teddy is flat out disrespecting other mammals) will love the injection of pumpkin taste into a creamy goat cheese that is the MacKenzie Creamery Pumpkin Chèvre. As a goat cheese, it is sufficiently soft to be served on bread or a cracker.  Also, because of the consistency, you may consume it as a stand-alone snack.  And why not enjoy a Dogfish Head Punkin Ale along with the Chèvre, as I did? Winter can wait (**Until December?).

**MacKenzie Creamery Pumpkin Chèvre is coming off rather excellent here. Ted certainly is passionate about it, which in-of-itself is enough to warrant a sampling. But I would be willing to bet Teddy has crossed a few lines of moral decency with a few logs of this cheese. But then again, who among us has not? Right? Right?! … Right.

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