All Bleating Heart Cheeses

Fat Bottom Girl

Raw Sheep Milk • Lightly Washed Rind • Aged 3-4 months
Fat Bottom Girl handcrafted American Original Cheese by Bleating Heart

We like a cheese with curves. Created in 2009 with absolutely no test batches, this is our flagship cheese, whose name was inspired by a Queen song and the cheese's accidental rotund shape. Each wheel of "Fat Bottom Girl" cheese is totally hand crafted with the raw milk from dairy sheep who live and graze freely on open pastures. Fat Bottom Girl is approachable and appealing to both cheese geeks & novices alike. The orangish straw-colored rind is achieved by careful hand-rubbing with a salt water solution during the 3 to 4 month aging period, which at certain times of the year, also gives it little extra funky aroma. The cheese has a firm ivory paste with a toothsome bite and a touch of salt, conveying the subtle nutty & buttery goodness of sheep milk.


Fat Bottom Girl is amazingly addictive when paired with pepper jams. Enjoy this cheese with a light fruity California red such as petit syrah & pinot noir, or light farmhouse-style ales such as biere de garde & saison or a nice lager. This cheese is quite delicious with Moonlight Brewery's Death & Taxes black lager. Better yet, come up with your own fantastic pairing and let us know about it! We encourage everyone to always keep an open mind and palate.

Four Square

Blend of 4 Milks • Washed Rind • Aged 2-3 months
Bleating Heart Four Square mixed milk cheese logo - cow, sheep, goat, water buffalo

Where cows, sheep, goats and water buffalo play together. Behold Four Square....the only 4 milk cheese we know of - how about you? Each of the 4 milk types that go into this one-of-a-kind cheese come from within a 10 mile radius of our creamery. There aren't many places on earth where one has access to cow, sheep, goat and water buffalo milk, all within a 15 minute drive!

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.

Moolicious Blue

Raw Jersey Cow Milk • Natural Rind • Aged 3-4 months
wheels of Moolicious Blue from Bleating Heart Cheese

Our "Moolicious Blue" is an adaptation of our award-winning recipe for "Ewelicious Blue" sheep cheese, but using a different type of milk results is a very different cheese, albeit a delicious one, even when the same procedure is followed. That's just one of the countless fascinating aspects of cheesemaking that makes us eager to keep making more cheese. We didn't have to think too much about the name for this cheese.....our sheep blue is Ewelicious, and so naturally this one is Moolicious!


Goldette Tommette

Raw Milk • Lightly Washed Rind • Aged 2-3 months

A little golden cheese, "Goldette Tommette" is a 1.5 lb semi-firm wheel with a lightly washed rind. Made from rich raw jersey milk, at 2 to 3 months of age the cheese has a firm but creamy mouth feel, pleasing aroma & a nice buttery tang. We think of her as the slim blonde cousin of our "Fat Bottom Girl" sheep cheese. The name is inspired by the paste's golden hue - thanks to the jersey cow milk - and suggests a touch of sass, which is present from the subtly funky microbes that grow on the rind.

Ewelicious Blue

Raw Sheep Milk • Natural Rind • Aged 3-4 months
Ewelicious Blue cheese - Bleating Heart Cheese

How is this cheese you ask? Well, it's Ewelicious! This unique raw milk, natural-rinded blue is not a palate-blaster like some blue cheeses. Ewelicious is pleasing even to the non-lovers of blue cheese...just mild enough to be approachable, but complex enough to not to bore blue lovers. The paste is dense and crumbly with sweet minerally flavors, while the blue mold imparts an earthy savoriness. The higher fat content of sheep milk gives it an added richness that balances everything.


Raw Sheep Milk • Natural Rind • Aged 2-3 months
Shepherdista sheep milk cheese from Bleating Heart

Created in 2011, this cheese is called "Shepherdista" which is a play on the words 'shepherd' and 'fashionista' as inspired by cheesemaker Seana's commitment to infuse some style and flair into her new-found agricultural pursuits....silver farm boots? Damn right. Wearing lipgloss when hauling milk cans? Of course. Shepherdista is made exclusively from the milk of dairy sheep who live and graze freely on open pastures. The cheese is made by hand and then aged for at least 3 months on wood shelves.