INNES LOG

INNES LOG

INNES LOG

£10.00

A lactic goat’s milk cheese: flavours of bright acidity and grass, lengthening with maturity; there is perceptible spice from the Geotrichum moulds on the ashed rind. Textures are dense, ganache-like and coat the mouth.

Innes Log is made by Joe Bennett in Staffordshire from the raw milk of his own goats. Its delicate rind takes its light-grey colour from the vegetable ash that is sprinkled on when the cheese is very young, and brings with it a slightly yeasty, toasted flavour. Sometimes white and light-green Penicillium moulds may dot the rind, adding a bit of pepperiness. It is one of our most savoury goat’s cheeses, with a mellow, rounded flavour and a dense and silky texture.

The Innes Log is matured in London and is exclusive to Neal’s Yard Dairy.

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Innes Log is made by Joe Bennett in Staffordshire from the raw milk of his own goats. Its delicate rind takes its light-grey colour from the vegetable ash that is sprinkled on when the cheese is very young, and brings with it a slightly yeasty, toasted flavour. Sometimes white and light-green Penicillium moulds may dot the rind, adding a bit of pepperiness. It is one of our most savoury goat’s cheeses, with a mellow, rounded flavour and a dense and silky texture.

The Innes Log was developed over the course of several years and represents a collaboration between Joe Bennett and the Neal’s Yard Dairy maturation team. The cheeses arrive with us at only a few days old, Joe delivers fresh young cheeses each Friday morning.  What started as a quick chat-over-a-cup-of-coffee evolved into weekly tasting and troubleshooting sessions that have helped the cheese evolve into one of our best-sellers. It continues to evolve, and the current focus of experimentation is a transition from commercial starter cultures to whey-based starters that will allow Joe to make cheese using only the microbes from his dairy farm. The Innes Log is matured in London and is exclusive to Neal’s Yard Dairy.

Milk: Raw Goat’s Milk, farm’s own milk

Coagulant: Animal Rennet