Mt. Hector, a natural rind goats milk cheese from Kapiti, one of my favourites, has been discontinued.
This is a photo of our last meeting.. past the manufacturer's due date (by about 2 weeks), this cheese was still chalky in the middle and, although tacky, was lacking any real flow.. so we had another taste today.
It is remarkably pungent. Moreso than at the last evaluation. Hugely nutty, almost burnt caramel and soy sauce aromas permeate through the paper wrapper. Not to get caught up in all this savoury character though, there is still dairy in there.. a sweetish aroma, faintly grassy and hay.
Alas, all good things must come to an end..