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The Mozzarella Company
Hoja Santa

Made from pasteurized goat milk collected from local farmers, Hoja Santa is coagulated with vegetarian rennet and allowed to set overnight. The following day it is hand-molded and drained, salted and turned for several days. The little pucks of tangy, fresh chevre are then wrapped in the local herb Hoja Santa (which translates as Holy Leaf). Traditionally, it's used to wrap fish and chicken in Mexican cuisine. The edible leaf imparts a minty, sarsaparilla flavor that brightens the existing citrus qualities in the cheese. We find it ideal for warmer weather, when clean, zesty flavors are preferred, ideally with wheaty white beer. 2011 American Cheese Society Winner

Just the facts

Country USA
Region Texas
Maker The Mozzarella Company
Milk Type Goat
Pasteurization Pasteurized
Rennet Type Microbial
Age 1-2 months
Cheese Type Fresh and Chevre
Wheel Weight 4 ounces
Pairing Recommendations

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  • Wheat Beers

    Wheat Beer, Weisse, Hefeweizen, Wit

    Wheat Beer, Weisse, Hefeweizen, Wit
    Pair with: Bright, tangy goat’s milk cheeses like Westfield Capri and buttery bloomy rinds like Nettle Meadow Kunik.

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