I stopped by the City Bees booth at our neighborhood's farmer's market and I knew immediately that even though the other neighborhoods had more of that woodsy or berry flavor I love, that I had to have the Castro honey. Light, loose and almost runny, it has a really flowery bright taste that feels like summer and is perfect for the upcoming warmer weather. I joked to a friend that if honey picks up the character and flavor of the area the bees make it in, then it must be all the cosmos and vodka tonics from the local nightclubs I'm tasting. Not to mention that it turned out to go perfectly with the spreadable goat cheese, and I've had both on toast just about every morning for a week. Tangy, sweet, creamy and filling!
The spreadable chevre is markedly less pungent and decidedly wetter than the typical log chevre, but it has a light and fresh flavor and texture that practically screams breakfast. I'm sure it tastes amazing with a slice of tomato on bread or spread on to veggies, but I can't bring myself to eat it with anything else yet. Not to mention that I love supporting local bees and their keepers, so I think both of these items will definitely be staples in our house from now on.