Silva Family Dairy

The Silva's - Marissa, Louis, and baby Paisley Rose

Silva Family Dairy supplies us with 100% of our organic jersey cow milk. Bleating Heart's creamery is located in the same building as the dairy, so the milk only travels about 20 feet before reaching our cheese vat. The dairy was known as Marshall Home Ranch & Dairy when it first launched, and in 2014-2015 also supplied us with sheep milk. The union of the couple behind this rapidly growing dairy was born from a mutual love of the land, dairying, and each other.

Death & Taxes

Organic Jersey Cow milk • Beer-Washed Rind

Our newest creation, "Death & Taxes," is a super tasty collaboration with Moonlight Brewing Company. Fresh organic jersey cow milk is pasteurized, cultured, and coagulated with natural calf rennet. The resulting cheese curds are cut, stirred, and then scooped into basket forms by hand. After brining the next day, the cheeses are regularly flipped and washed with Moonlight Brewing's "Death & Taxes" black lager.

Goldette Tommette

Raw Milk • Lightly Washed Rind • Aged 2-3 months
Goldette Tommette cheese from Bleating Heart

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.

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!