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Garden Variety Cheese

Black Eyed Susan Sheep Cheese - 1/4 lb

Black Eyed Susan Sheep Cheese - 1/4 lb

Regular price $12.00
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Black-Eyed Susan is raw sheep cheese aged for 4-6 months. The flavor is very fruity and buttery, with a nice tang and a rich flavorful finish. Black-eyed Susan goes well with figs and honey, salami and brown ale.

2012 Good Food Awards Gold Winner

2014 American Cheese Society winner 3rd place - Cheddar made from goat’s, sheep’s, buffalo’s, or mixed milk

Rebecca King began commercial milking & cheese producing in March 2009. Her sheep produce lovely, rich sweet milk that makes fabulous cheese and yogurt. To ensure the health and well-being of the animals and the high quality of the milk and cheese from Garden Variety Cheese, the 100 milking ewes at Monkeyflower Ranch are fed on fresh pasture, alfalfa hay and organic brewer’s grain from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing and organic corn from Modesto Milling.

Each ewe is named after a garden flower and treated with love and respect. The dairy sheep are seasonal producers--each individual only gives milk for about six months per year. This season, Rebecca has staggered her breeding she hopes to have fresh milk for yogurt for most of the year.

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