Looks very nice!
How was the consistency of the paste? From the pic it appears good and moist, but not runny. I have had a lot of difficulty getting the paste in these to soften significantly, so I am curious.
Really enjoyed your tasting notes too - you are making me hungry for cheese! In my own first batches of these, I did some all-cow and some about 1/3 goat. The part-goat cheeses definitely had a pronounced bitter edge which was peppery and I think too strong. Don't know if that's necessarily relevant here, but your mention of a similar flavor element reminded me of this . . . .