Wobbly Bottom is a farm located outside of Hitchin in Hertfordshire. They have their own heard of goats that includes British Saanens, British Alpines, British Toggenburgs and Anglo Nubians according to their website. I discovered Wobbly Bottom at the local farmers market and I’ve been very pleased with all the cheeses tried so far.
The Soft Goat with Chives is a fresh goats milk cheese made from pasteurized milk. It’s rolled in fresh chives (they also offer pepper, roasted garlic, and others). The cheese looks very pretty. The chives are fresh and bright green, which contrasts well with the snow white colored cheese. The smell is fresh with a mild grassy aroma from the chives. The paste is soft, but not overly soft. It has a slight bit of tooth. It is quite smooth on the palate, with no chalkiness. The taste is typical goat, with a bit of saltiness. The chives adds a nice herbal, onion and grass flavor to the cheese. I’m not a huge chive fan, but this combination worked extremely well.
I’ve tried several of Wobbly Bottom’s cheeses so far (more reviews to come shortly) and I’ve been quite impressed by the quality of their product. If you happen to see them at one of the many farmer’s markets around Herts (or you can order off their website), be sure to try their cheeses. You won’t be disappointed.