We call this the Classic because it best represents the variety and categories of cheese styles we've created at Capriole—fresh, ripened, and aged. It's both a perfect introduction to those who are new to our cheeses, and a tribute to those who already love them.
The Classic Collection includes:
One of the very first cheeses made at Capriole, O'Banon is dense and creamy with a texture like heavy silk and a flavor both fresh and complex. Wrapped in chestnut leaves that are marinated in Kentucky bourbon, this multiple award-winner is both gorgeous in flavor and presentation. (6 oz.)
Capriole's newest ripened cheese, Flora, is delicate, fluffy, sweet, and slightly grassy when young. She wrinkles under her geotrichum rind to a perfect cream line and becomes denser—as we all do—as she ages. (6 oz.)
Aged for 4 - 8 months, Julianna is mild and buttery with a smooth, shiny paste. Her natural rind is rolled in a mixture of Herbes de Provence, pink peppercorn, safflower, and calendula, adding aromatic herbal and floral undertones. Boasting a beguiling feminine appearance, Julianna delights both the eye and the palate with the flavors of Spring. (7-8 oz.)
Earthy, beefy and big in flavor, this 6-8 month cheese is carefully bathed in a salt brine and finished with a wash of stout. The result is a unique cheese: somewhere between soft and firm, with an intense, nutty flavor, smoky overtones, and pungent aroma. (7-8 oz.)
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Pairings: This collection is the perfect finish to any meal. Serve with the last of the dinner wine or a sweet Moscato or Sauterne. Add some honeycomb and a few slice of nut or date cake or membrillo and spiced nuts. This is dessert!
Ordering and Shipping Policy
Because of the perishability of our cheese we require a 10 day pre-order time so that your order arrives in optimum condition. For the same reason, we ship FedEx 2nd Day on Monday and Tuesday so that your cheeses arrive Wednesday or Thursday. Each cheese collection is packaged and shipped individually, and there is an individual $20 charge for each collection that you order.