Shepherdista (SOLD OUT)

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

Created in 2011, "Shepherdista" 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. We let the rind develop naturally and spontaneously - it's molds gone wild.

Four Square (SOLD OUT)

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 American-made 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!

Ewelicious Blue

Raw Sheep Milk • Natural Rind • Aged 3-4 months

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.

Funky Bleats

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.