Funky Bleats (sold out)

Raw Sheep & Goat Milk • Washed Rind • Aged 2-3 months
Funky Bleats cheese - Bleating Heart Cheese

Can y'all get funky? Funky Bleats is a funktacular blend of raw sheep and goat milk, about 70% sheep/30% goat, with a washed rind and just the right amount of funk. This cheese was completely unplanned and only came about when in Spring 2013 a local goat dairy friend called up at the last minute to offer some excess milk. Cheesemaker Seana couldn't resist the temptation to experiment and devised a recipe in her head literally overnight. The next day, the goat milk was blended with sheep milk and Funky Bleats came to life.

Buff Blue (sold out)

Raw Water Buffalo Milk • Natural Rind • Aged 3-4 months
Water buffaloes

We like big buffs and we cannot lie. Did you know we are the only cheesemakers in the United States making water buffalo milk blue cheese? This was not a goal we set for ourselves, it was never part of our business plan - we just got lucky. Water buffalo dairies are extremely rare in North America, but it just so happens that we have a friend who milks a small herd of water buffalo nearby. His dairy is known as Double 8 Dairy, and is a 15 minute drive from our creamery.

Double Down Blue

Raw Milk • Natural Rind • Aged 3-4 months
Double Down Blue from Bleating Heart Cheese

Our seasonal, special edition mixed milk blue cheese, Double Down Blue, is a natural rind beauty made with a blend of jersey cow and sheep milk exclusively from Marshall Home Ranch & Dairy where our creamery is located.

Marshall Home Ranch Dairy

Marshall Home Ranch & Dairy supplies us with 100% of our jersey cow milk, and around 50% of our sheep milk. Bleating Heart's creamery is also located in the same building as the dairy, so the milk only travels about 20 feet before reaching our cheese vat.

The History of Bleating Heart Cheese

Founded in June 2009 by Seana Doughty, Bleating Heart Cheese began with a mission to produce unique, handcrafted, premium quality “American Original” sheep milk cheese. The inspiration came shortly after Seana quit her desk job and went to work at a neighborhood cheese shop, Venissimo, in Del Mar, CA. Thoroughly smitten by cheeses, especially sheep cheese, Seana started down the road to becoming a cheesemaker and never looked back.