Castelbelbo

Castelbelbo

Castelbelbo is a . Light, earthy, mushroomy notes, then a tangy very lactic finish with an elegant hint of barnyard. And no, I'm not really sure what exactly a barnyard tastes like at this point—I was just reading the label.

It's definitely a cheese but the consistency is a little thicker than a Brie, for sure. Most similar to a Robiola.

Castelbelbo on the cutting board
Castelbelbo on the cutting board

I bought this delightful spelt loaf at my bakery. It's really hard on the outside, and soft on the inside. I wouldn't venture to say that this is a good combination, but it's what I had. Generally, I recommend sweet breads with goat cheeses. Also, I would say whole grain, nutty, earthy breads for goat cheese.

Castelbelbo spread over my spelt loaf
Castelbelbo spread over my spelt loaf

This cheese smells pretty awful—not any more awful than any other goat cheese; but, for some reason—as if by magic—these 3 milk, mixed-milk cheeses (goat + sheep + cow) smell a lot worse than any on its own, but together the taste tends to be a lot milder.