Lindsay Bandaged Goat Cheddar is an award-winning clothbound goat cheddar made by Mariposa Dairy on their 100-acre farm near Lindsay, Ontario. The cheese is wrapped in cloth by hand before being place on pine boards in aging rooms where it rests for at least one year. The cloth wrapped cheddars are turned once a week to ensure even aging and brushed by hand when needed, until they have reached their ideal maturity.
The first thing you notice when you cut into a piece of Lindsay is the beautiful texture. When your knife hits it, the cheese sort of cuts and crumbles at the same time, as the paste is a little brittle. You can tell just by looking at it that it is aged perfectly to give the cheese the right balance of moisture and that lovely crumbly cheddar appearance, along with the sought after crystallization. These qualities carry through to the tasting as well. The flavour starts out on the front of the palate with rich, almost butterscotch-like sweetness. The sweetness is followed by a nice tangy bite that hits the back of your jaw and lingers before a lightly fruity finish, surely a testament to high quality milk and great cheese making skills.