Pure Luck in the Press

Bon Appetit, February 2010Austin, Texas: In the Magazine, By Jon Paul Buchmeyer

Cowboys and Indians, January 2010Pass the goat cheese, please, By Diane Welland

“…Western goat-cheese entrepreneurs, all. But spread some of each maker’s goat cheese on a cracker, and you’ll taste the difference. The individual creativity and skill of each cowboy cheesemaker have something to do with it…”

Growing Good Things to Eat in Texas, By Pamela Walker

News 8 Austin, August 28, 2009Local cheese makers stir up a mighty fine goat cheese, By Heidi Zhou

KXAN.com – Austin News, August 21, 2009Hyatt Hotel jumps on local food train, By Jim Swift

Austin American Statesman, August 5, 2009Masters of Cheese, By Kitty Crider

“Amelia Sweethardt of Dripping Springs is one of the state’s few second-generation cheesemakers…”

KUT Public Radio, August 5, 2009Goat Cheese Anyone?, By Julie Moody

SAVEUR, June 2009Twenty-Four Reasons Why We Love Texas

“…Creamy and slightly ripened, this French-style goat cheese has a tang that evokes a cross between fresh chèvre and Roquefort.”

Food and Wine Magazine, November 2007The Great American Cheese Plate, By Laura Werlin

Austin Women Magazine, August 2007, Dairy Queens: Three Women Cheesemakers Attain Royal Status At Central Texas Tables, page 63. 

The Austin Chronicle, August 2007 – Food-o-File, By Virginia B. Wood

“Kudos to cheese-maker Amelia Sweethardt from Pure Luck Texas grade-A goat dairy (www.purelucktexas.com), who recently returned from the annual American Cheese Society competition in Burlington, Vt., with first-place ribbons for her Basket Molded Chèvre and Del Cielo cheeses and a third place for her Bleu…”

Austin American Statesman, August 2007,  Local dairy wins national cheese awards – By Kitty Crider, Dale Rice

“Pure Luck Grade A Goat Dairy has returned from the American Cheese Society’s annual competition with three more national awards…”

KLRU, Kitchen Diva, July 2007, Episode #105

Wine and Spirits Magazine, April 2007, Destinations Think local, page 56 (Article about Wink restaurant)

Wine Spectator Magazine, April 2007, Tastes: IN THE KITCHEN with Sam Gugino: Goat Cheese Gets a Woman’s Touch – By Sam Gugino

“What is it about women and goat cheese? Most of America’s best goat cheeses are made by women. Rising stars include newcomers like Amelia Sweethardt of Pure Luck in Dripping Springs, Texas…”

Houston chronicle, April 2007, Slow Food Dallas

Oprah magazine, March 2007, Great Food, page 161

Fort Worth Star Telegram, March 2007,  The time is ripe for Lone Star cheeses – By Amy Culbertson

While we weren’t looking, Texas cheese has come of age. ..”

Houston chronicle, January 2007, Cook’s Tour

“That satiny, pungent goat cheese is one of my favorites from Pure Luck Farms in Dripping Springs, where Amelia Sweethardt has stepped into the shoes of her late great mother, Sara Bolton, as resident cheesemaker…”

Austin American Statesman, September 2006, Goats Strike Gold! – By Kitty Crider

“All of Pure Luck’s cheeses are made with the farm’s own goat milk — from the popular chèvre to feta, even a blue. And Pure Luck is a very small goat dairy that makes only about 65 pounds of cheese a day from its 72 milking Alpine and Nubian goats…”

SAVEUR, April 2005, Our 50 Favorite American CHEESES

“Pure Luck Grade A Goat Dairy Basket Molded Chevré (Dripping Springs, Texas).  Goats’ milk.  A treasure from the Texas Hill Country, this cheese, made on a small family-run farm, has a fresh, mild taste, with green grassy notes.  Sara Bolton – who bought the property in 1979 – and her husband, Denny Bolton, along with their four daughters, not only raise dairy goats, but also grow herbs, flowers, and vegetables for local markets.  Also recommended, Goat Feta…”

Southern Living, March 2005, Entertaining That’s Simple

“…try Pure Luck cheeses from Texas. They produce Chevré (in various flavors), feta, and Claire de Lune, a semi-firm ripened cheese they say tastes like Brie, slices like Cheddar, and may be grated like Parmesan.”

Dallas Morning News, August 2004, Hard Work and Pure Luck – By Martha Sheridan

“For the Bolton family, Pure Luck is home base, source of livelihood and a year-round passion…”

Texas Monthly, July 2004, Stop and Smell the Lavender– By Patricia Sharpe

“After being nibbled and drooled on by a herd of pushy female goats, I went with Sara’s daughter and fellow cheesemaker Amelia Sweethardt into the spotless small building where the cheese is produced…”

Gourmet Magazine, April 2004, Texas Hill Country – By Alison Cook

Alison calls Sara Bolton “a goat cheese genius…whose wares keep winning blue ribbons from the American Cheese Society.”

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