GOODBYE CHEESE LOVERS!
10 YEARS OF AWARD-WINNING CHEESES • 2009-2019
Bleating Heart Cheese enjoyed a decade of cheesemaking in California.
Our last remaining cheeses were sold in 2019.
It was our immense pleasure to share our handcrafted, award-winning
"American Original" cheeses with all those who supported us.
This site is no longer being updated,
but all content about our cheeses and our history will remain here.
***PLEASE CONTINUE SUPPORTING LOCAL ARTISAN CHEESEMAKERS***
Can y'all get funky? Funky Bleats is a funktacular blend of pasteurized sheep and goat milk, usually 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.
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. This 50/50 sheep-cow blend left us feeling quite satisfied and we named our new creation: Mixtress.