It took us five years to create a Beekman 1802 cheese that's as incredible as our Blaak Cheese. The result is our Ghoast cheese. Ghoast is a raw, aged, Italian-style cheese made from 100% goat milk from Farmer John's best milkers. While chalk-white when first made, it is aged for three months to develop its distinctive velveteen grayish-blue rind and ivory interior.
While the rind can be trimmed away, when left on it gives ghoast a complex combination of sweetness and salty nuttiness, with a semi-firm texture. It's a taste that reminds us of the sun-drenched grasses and herbs that the goats nibble in the fields of Beekman 1802 Farm.
Each Ghoast wheel weighs between 1-1.25 lbs. A quarter is 5-7 oz.
To give you the freshest cheese possible, your cheese will ship separate from your order. Depending on the shipment's destination we only ship cheese on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays. Due to the handmade, small-batch nature of this cheese, there may be slight variations in shape and texture.
To maintain freshness, keep refrigerated. We recommend setting out the cheese at room temperature 2-3 hours before serving.
Goat Milk, rennet, cultures
Worth the wait
While chalk-white when first made, it is aged for three months to develop its distinctive velveteen gray-ish blue rind and ivory interior.
Flavored by Beekman Farm
Tart Cherry Almond Jam, Ginger Creamed Honey, B. 1802 Roasted Garlic Drizzle. Wine pairings include: Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, or Dry Sherry.
Meet the Artisan
One weekend our founders arrived at the farm to find a hand-written note in our mailbox. “My name is John Hall. I grew up in the area on a dairy farm, and I now have a herd of 80 goats. I am losing the place where I am farming. Could I please bring my goats to your property to graze?" Our founders both lost their jobs in the recession of 2008 and came very close to losing the farm, but they had their community of neighbors and that’s the way Beekman 1802 started. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives you goats, you make anything you can with the milk.Learn More