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Blakesville Creamery Shabby Shoe

Blakesville Creamery Shabby Shoe
Blakesville Creamery Shabby Shoe
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  • Pasteurized
  • Microbial Rennet
  • Age: 3 Weeks
  • Goat Milk
  • by Blakesville Creamery
  • United States
  • Approachable
  • Soft

With this delicate chèvre, Blakesville Creamery connects the dots between the Loire Valley and the shores of Lake Michigan. A Wisconsin-made version of the French goat’s milk classic Chabichou du Poitou, Shabby Shoe nails the thin wrinkled rind, gooey creamline, and incredibly light texture of the original. Not to mention the bright citrus and earthy mineral notes. We rarely meet a cheese this well-balanced, so keep the accompaniments simple: just a drizzle of Mieli Thun Millefiori Wildflower Honey.

“Shabby Shoe is a magical mixture of incredibly good and incredibly versatile. I’ve served it traditionally with honey and jam. But I’ve also dolloped on Sibeiho OMG! Sambal (delicious) and Murray’s Apple Butter (better than cheesecake).”
Murray’s Cheesemonger, Bleecker Street – New York, NY
Pasteurized Goat's Milk, Microbial Rennet, Cultures, Salt
  • Chabichou du Poitou dates back to the Middle Ages and is an AOP cheese, which stands for “Appellation d’Origine Protégée” or protected designation of origin.
  • This means that Chabichou du Poitou can only be made in certain regions of France.
  • So, while Blakesville Creamery was inspired by this French chèvre, they can’t call it Chabichou—hence the phonetic pronunciation Shabby Shoe.
  • Shabby Shoe is enveloped by a thin wrinkled rind known as a geo rind, formed by the yeast Geotrichum candidum.
  • As the cheese ages for three weeks, it ripens from the outside in, and the white mold that blooms on the rind begins to break down the interior paste. This creates a luscious, gooey creamline just under the rind.
  • Beneath the creamline lies a clay-like paste that’s unbelievably light on the palate.
  • Shabby Shoe captures the flavors that Chabichou is known for—earthy, mineral notes and a distinct grassiness, with only a hint of goat’s milk tang.
  • While our traditional Chabichou comes in an individual 4-ounce wheel, Shabby Shoe is made in a larger format, so you’ll receive a wedge.
  • Blakesville Creamery of Port Washington, Wisconsin, is a farmstead creamery—their cheeses are made by hand on the same farm where their goats are raised and milked.
  • The farm was originally called Lake Breeze, but they changed the name in 2019 to honor the village that was previously located at that site.
  • They began making cheese in 2020, now operating out of a 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art creamery where they craft their naturally ripened cheeses.
  • Lynde Uihlein, Blakesville Creamery’s owner, is dedicated to thoughtful land use and environmental protection, particularly through her organization The Brico Fund.
Woman Owned
Farmstead, Vegetarian

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