Cheese of the month May 2013: Blühende Landschaften from Capriolenhof, Brandenburg

This a monthly series which I have been publishing for years. You can subscribe here, to get the latest cheese delivered directly on to your screen.

Yes, it’s true, I’ve written repeatedly about this cheese with the long, poetic and programmatic name (which means flowering landscapes), and I’m showing it at almost every tasting. Because it’s just so absolutely gorgeous super delicious and I’d like as many people as possible to taste  it and fall in love with it. However there is always something new to report, as the people as well as the animals behind a cheese are constantly changing – such is the nature of life…

BlühendeUntil quite recently the Blühende Landschaften came from the Schleusenhof Regow estate near Bredereiche, a long hour by car north of Berlin. But Sabine Denell and Hans-Peter Dill not only extended the former lock keeper’s holdings to a real goat cheese farm, they also decided to rename it. Now the Blühende Landschaften comes from Capriolenhof. Obviously it’s still situated right next to the Schorfheide heath, a landscape the goats look after and preserve by nibbling and munching away at any bushes or shrubbery which threaten to overgrow it. And by transforming the stuff into milk – flowering heather, flowering landscapes on the plate. For all those who prefer it somewhat more literal, Sabine Denell sprinkles a little lavender on top of the longuish cheeses which adds an extra note to the extremely flavourful, carefully processed milk. And finally, for those who really never read or heard me going on about this cheese: yes, of course, the name does refer to the infamous speech  in which our ex-chancellor promised „flowering landscapes“ to the east within the shortest delay. The way he meant it, for most people they never materialised. But for whoever has a tongue to taste: here they are!

Blühende Landschaften can be found at Capriolenhof’s dairy door, a fine destination for a summer outing (beware though, remote gets a new dimension here!), or at the farmers‘ markets on Hansaplatz (Friday), the Domäne Dahlem (Saturday), at the Markthalle Neun (mostly Friday and Saturday) as well as occasionally at Fritz Lloyd Blomeyer’s stall.

This a monthly series which I have been publishing for years. You can subscribe here, to get the latest cheese delivered directly on to your screen.

If you enjoyed reading this, you might consider clicking on the button below and supporting me in my work. I’d be more than happy. Thank you.

Support me via Steady

Schreibe einen Kommentar

Deine E-Mail-Adresse wird nicht veröffentlicht. Erforderliche Felder sind mit * markiert.

Diese Website verwendet Akismet, um Spam zu reduzieren. Erfahre mehr darüber, wie deine Kommentardaten verarbeitet werden.