For us Wisconsinites, the love for cheese is almost genetic. We love to eat it and we also love to wear it in the form of cheeseheads. At Festival, we share our love for cheese by offering an array of both local and imported specialty cheeses right on our cheese island near the deli department. If you haven’t visited the cheese island yet, I hope you will after learning about my pick this week. Montechevré Crumbled Goat Cheese is my new favorite cheese. It has a robust, slightly tangy and creamy flavor that truly melts in your mouth. What I love about Montechevré Goat Cheese is that it’s made from high quality goat milk supplied by local independent family farms right here in Wisconsin that produce their milk exclusively for Montechevré products. In return, Montechevré protects and takes good care of these farms, ensuring that each farm is running a sustainable operation. You can even check out The Goat Cam on their website for a live feed of their goats going about their day on the farm! So, now that I’ve (hopefully) convinced you to try Montechevré Crumbled Goat Cheese from our cheese island at Festival, you probably want to know the best ways to eat it! I like to toss it on homemade pizzas, pastas, crostinis, frittatas, salads, sandwiches, burgers or baked sweet potatoes. How will you say “Goat Cheese”? Original Variety Nutritional Information for 1 oz.: Calories 80 Total Fat 5g (Saturated Fat 3.5g, Trans Fat 0g) Cholesterol 10mg Sodium 105mg Total Carbohydrate <1g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars <1g) Protein 3g Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 2% Iron 0% Ingredients: Crumbled Goat Cheese (Pasteurized Goat Milk, Cheese Culture, Rennet, Salt, Powdered Cellulose (To Prevent Caking), Natamycine (Natural Mold And Yeast Inhibitor).) Disclaimer: We strongly encourage guests to review the ingredient lists of suggested products before purchasing to ensure they meet individual dietary needs. Not all products available at all Festival Foods locations.
Lauren Lindsley is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with Festival Foods and is certified by the state of WI.