Tumalo Farms, located near the Cascade Mountains in Oregon, was started by Flavio DeCastilhos, who became inspired during a trip to Brazil's wine country. Flavio, who had a very successful career within the IT world, became fascinated with the local cheese industry.
Starting a farm and a business from scratch gave DeCastilhos the opportunity to build a state-of-the-art cheesemaking operation. He spent two years researching and learning about cheesemaking and farming, during which time he became interested in producing traditional Dutch and Italian cheeses, and in experimenting with local ingredients to develop new recipes.
Aged for 8-12 weeks, and studded with peppercorns, Capricorns has fresh, clean and aromatic flavors, underpinned by a bright, milky tang.
The texture is smooth and dense, dotted with the peppercorns and the interior paste is a creamy whte color.