Area food artisan becomes big cheese ~ Molalla Pioneer

Area food artisan becomes big cheese
Carine Goldin recognized by Good Food Awards for semi-firm variety
By: Jeff Goodman
By: Jeff Goodman

Published: January 18, 2012

A specialty goat cheese produced on a Molalla farm was selected last week as a winner in a national food competition.

Carine Goldin, owner of Goldin Artisan Goat Cheese, entered her Certoux variety in the second annual Good Food Awards competition, which highlights artisanfoods and beverages from across the country. Goldin’s victory was announced at a Jan. 13 ceremony in San Francisco, which Goldin did not attend because she was recovering from the flu.

The cheesemaker’s winning submission, which has a semi-firm paste and a combination of naturally aged and washed rinds, was selected from a list of 17 finalists in the category.

“I’m very pleased and surprised,” Goldin said in a phone interview. “It was stiff competition. … I didn’t expect to get the win.”

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