|Origin:||Sonoma County - California|
Bellwether Farms got its start in 1986, when Cindy Callahan needed a way to keep pasture g
Bellwether considers this their "table cheese" of choice, and we agree. Mild, round sheep's milk flavor with a pecorino-like finish, and aged 3-4 months. With further age it will sharpen and be well-suited to finishing foods as a garnish. While young, it pairs well with roasted vegetables, over bruschettas or folded into fillings and stuffings. From Bellwether Farms, who raise their own sheep and gather Jersey cow milk from a nearby farm, turning their rich milks into some of the world’s finest cheese and yogurt. All of Bellwether’s herd is fed on grain and alfalfa, in addition to pasture year round, and no hormones are ever used to increase production. The Jersey cow’s milk that goes into Bellwether’s cheeses has a higher fat and protein content than other cow’s milk, making it a superior choice for making cheese. Again, quality prevails over quantity – Jersey cows produce an average of 5 gallons of milk a day, which can be half of what other breeds produce. None of Bellwether’s cows are ever treated with hormones. Sheep milk.