Chef Lippeā€™s Drunken Goat cheese. Murcia al Vino. Murcia Spain

$17.55/6 oz

What do you get when you merge two favorites, wine and cheese, into one delicious bite? Drunken goat cheese (murcia al vino), a DOP cheese from the Murcia region of southeast Spain, where you might also see it called queso de cabra al vino. The purple rind develops in a red wine bath, which also gives the semifirm cheese a slightly fruity flavor and definite wine aroma. The taste suggests the sharp tang commonly associated with goat cheese, but in a mellow "I-want-everyone-to-like-me" sort of way. Those who generally pass on goat cheese may be surprised by the decidedly un-goaty drunken goat.

Chef Lippe

Chef Lippe is a cheese affineur, a charcutier, former restaurateur pastaiolo. He has been aging cheese to perfection and purveying to clients since 2010. Chef Lippe chose Vero Beach as his home in 2016 seeking a less frenetic pace than South Florida. He crafts handmade fresh mozzarella with milk from Florida farms, cheese spreads, antipasto and his partner Rain hand stuffs large Spanish Queen olives with Italian blue cheese.