by Janet Fletcher
Planet Cheese (July 18, 2023) - Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy (Allegheny County, PA) seemed to burst on the scene last year with an awards magnet named Bamboozle. This mixed-milk wheel won its category at the 2022 World Championship Cheese contest, then went on to top its category at the American Cheese Society judging and to place third overall, out of 1,400 entries. Launched in 2015, Goat Rodeo uses its own goat’s milk plus purchased cow’s milk for Bamboozle, a 9-pound wheel washed with beer and aged for a couple of months. I’ve tried it only twice but was blown away with its quality both times. Note the supple texture, roasted peanut aroma and thin rind. I can’t wait to see what else this family-owned farm has in store for us.