From luscious, grass-grazed cream to made-from-scratch marshmallows, we take a lot of pride in what we use to make the ice creams Time magazine called "the best in America."
When it comes to the goat cheese we use in the winter favorite, Goat Cheese with Cognac Figs, we look no further than Mackenzie Creamery in Northeast Ohio. Our long-time source for mild and supremely creamy goat cheese, Mackenzie Creamery produces a goat cheese (made with 100% hormone-free milk) that packs undiluted and naturally tart and tangy flavor.
Paired with warm-you-all-over, Courvoisier cognac-soaked sweet fig sauce, Jean Mackenzie's goat cheese puts the ice cream in perfect balance. “(Jean) brings it to us the same day it’s made," Jeni says in a recent interview. "It’s very mild, the best goat cheese,” Bauer says. “It really makes a difference with you make it fresh...especially in ice cream, where every off or on flavor is evident.”
Elegant, visually-stunning—Goat Cheese with Cognac Figs is a truly distinct Jeni’s offering available now through April. Try it today and let us (and the world) know what you think on our Facebook page. Above: Goat Cheese with Cognac Figs. Handmade by Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, the cold-weather favorite features goat cheese from Mackenzie Creamery in Northeast Ohio.
All photos by Kelsey McClellan. See more of Kelsey's work at kelseymcclellan.com.