On April 6, 2018, Randal and Carol made their first batch of our “Gouda-style” cheese called Mountain Gem. This cheese ages a minimum of 12 months and is a milder and slightly sweeter cheese. We started selling Mountain Gem in June of 2018. Those who prefer a milder but still creamy and flavorful cheese have come to love our Mountain Gem.
The simple ingredients: Raw sheep milk, cultures, rennet (an enzyme that curdles milk to make cheese), salt. These cheeses are natamycin free as well. Natamycin is a fungal (mold) inhibitor permitted worldwide in cheeses, and is often incorporated in aged European cheeses.
Note on price: The $11.80 price per block is for a 9 oz wedge of cheese. We will refund you accordingly if your cheese is under 9 oz (most blocks are between 7 and 9 oz, as Randal and Carol cut each block by hand).