It's July, the month of summer picnics and backyard parties. Whether it's a beautiful cheese plate or a grilled cheese sandwich, what better way to entertain guests than with cheese! We hope you enjoy all three of these goodies.
Pierce Pt Cowgirl Creamery – Petaluma, California Our seasonal summer cheese is made with whole organic cow’s milk from the Bivalve Dairy just down the road from our Pt Reyes Creamery. The wheels are spritzed with organic white wine and rolled in a mix of field flowers, calendula, chamomile and Thai basil from the Tomales Bay coastal region. The result is a slightly firm yet sweet and aromatic cheese reminiscent of the golden California hills that inspired it. It's best enjoyed at a backyard party or picnic with a scenic view.
Beechers Handmade Cheese– Seattle, WA
In the heart of Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market you’ll find the only ar-tisanal cheesemaker in the city. As a lover of fine cheese from a young age, Kurt Beecher Dammeier learned about cheesemaking while enrolled at Washington State University and in 2003, his dream, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, became a reality.
Flagship is a semi-hard cow’s milk cheese with a uniquely robust, nutty flavor. It is carefully aged for 15 months to fully develop its complex flavor and ever-so-slight crumble.
Blackstone Bellwether Farms– Valley Ford, CA Cindy Callahan began raising sheep as a way to keep pasture grasses under control. She soon began milking her flock, and before long, her son Liam joined her as cheesemaker. Blackstone is a blend of sheep and cow milk. Its paste is scattered with black peppercorns, giving it a mild boost of spice and its rind is rubbed with ground pepper, rosemary and vegetable ash. The paste offers the characteristic tang of sheep’s milk, while the cow’s milk offers a caramel sweetness and a rich mouthfeel.