Bonvallis Nevat is an artisanal soft-ripened goat cheese from Catalonia, made from pasteurized milk from local herds. Nevat is hand-formed with a cheesecloth, producing a rounded square with a turned up point in the middle. Nevat, which means “snowy” in Catalan, owes its name to the white velvet mold of the rind fostered with penicillium candidum.
Bonvallis Nevat has a beautiful white bloomy rind and a semi soft texture. The paste is pale ivory with fully developed, long-lasting flavor, delicate, rich and buttery with herbal notes and a sweet, mildly “goaty” tang.
This stunning moldy rind cheese is quite amazing; simply serve with fresh crusty bread, perhaps some fresh fruit and a bottle of chilled Cava from Catalonia.