All Bleating Heart Cheeses

Double Down Blue

Special Edition
Raw Milk • Natural Rind • Aged 3-4 months
Double Down Blue from Bleating Heart Cheese
Availability: 
LIMITED - only 500 wheels produced

Our new special edition mixed milk blue cheese, Double Down Blue, was inspired by the terrible drought here in California in 2014. Double Down Blue is a natural rind blue made with a blend of jersey cow and sheep milk exclusively from Marshall Home Ranch & Dairy where our creamery is located. Adorned with a double heart imprint on the rind, this unique cheese has a medium blue flavor, hints of butter and bacon, and a pleasingly salty tang.

Funky Bleats

Mixed Milk
Raw Milk • Funky Washed Rind • Aged 2-3 months
Availability: 
SOLD OUT - returns Spring 2015

This cheese aint for everybody....only the funky people. 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.

Moolicious Blue

Cow Milk
Raw Milk • Natural Rind • Aged 3-4 months
Availability: 
Year Round

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.

Goldette Tommette

Cow Milk
Raw Milk • Lightly Washed Rind • Aged 3-4 months
Availability: 
Year Round

We've won some nice awards for our sheep cheeses, so we figured why not adapt these successful recipes to develop some new jersey milk cheeses? That's how "Goldette Tommette" was born. Goldette is a 3 lb semi-firm wheel with a lightly washed rind.

Crush Edition

Special Edition
Raw Milk • Pomace-Soaked Rind • Aged 6+ months
Availability: 
not produced in 2014 due to lack of space!

From time to time we do a special seasonal twist on on our usual cheeses as part of our "crush" edition. The crush edition is a celebration both of our local milk and Northern California's annual grape harvest. To make the crush edition cheese, we take some older wheels of one of our cheeses from the regular lineup and immerse them in grape pomace sourced from a local vineyard.

Ewelicious Blue

Sheep Milk
Raw Milk • Natural Rind • Aged 3-4 months
Availability: 
Still Available!

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.

Fat Bottom Girl

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

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.

Mixtress

Mixed Milk
Raw Milk • Natural Rind • Aged 2-3 months
Mixtress: mixed milk cheese made from a blend of sheep and Jersey cow milk
Availability: 
Still Available!

We are totally committed to our sheep milk cheeses here at Bleating Heart, but the sheep milk is seasonal, subjecting us to a long 6 month dry spell. Even when things get going again, it takes a while for the milk to really start flowing enough to meet our needs. So what’s an insatiable cheesemaker to do? We fulfilled our bawdy appetite by blending luscious jersey cow milk with the beloved sheep milk.

Shepherdista

Sheep Milk
Raw Milk • Natural Rind • Aged 2-3 months
Shepherdista sheep milk cheese from Bleating Heart
Availability: 
Very limited, we have a couple hundred wheels still aging

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. A pink cheese room apron? Naturally.