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We don’t only do Delectable Confectioneries

That’s right here at the Garden of Aidan, we also do a mouthwatering range of Cheeses, made from milk from our Free Range Goats.

What is the difference between artisanal and mass-produced cheese?

In most cases, the artisan will take extra steps to insure a better-tasting product.

This is especially true with fermented products such as cheese. Industrial cheese makers pasteurize milk from cows confined in barns, have computer-controlled operations, use large mechanical presses to quickly expel whey from the cheese curd, vacuum-package the product, and ship it out as quickly as practical to avoid tying up their storage facilities.

In contrast, artisanal cheesemakers make their cheese by hand in small batches from cow, goat, or sheep milk. They obtain a wider range of volatile flavor compounds by using milk from animals that feed on pasture plants.

What’s available?

  • Feta and Flavored Feta
  • Chevin and Flavored Chevin

Feta Cheese

Feta is a Greek brined white cheese made from sheep’s milk or from a mixture of sheep and goat’s milk. It is soft, with small or no holes, a compact touch, few cuts, and no skin.

Crumbly with a slightly grainy texture, it is formed into large blocks and aged in brine. Its flavor is tangy and salty, ranging from mild to sharp.

Feta is used as a table cheese, in salads such as Greek salad, and in pastries, notably the phyllo-based Greek dishes spanakopita “spinach pie” and tyropita “cheese pie”.

It is often served with olive oil or olives, and sprinkled with aromatic herbs such as oregano. It can also be served cooked (often grilled), as part of a sandwich, in omelettes, and many other dishes.

The Garden of Aidan produces both a plain and a herb Feta

Chevre/Chevin Cheese

Chevre/Chevin is French for Goat’s cheese i.e. cheeses made out of goat’s milk.

Popular among elderly and children who are more likely to show low tolerance to cow’s milk. Also, goat cheeses are lower in fat and higher in vitamin A and potassium.

The Garden of Aidan produces both a plain and a herb coated chevin that will suit anyone’s taste