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This site is no longer being updated,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.
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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!
Once we got settled into our cheese groove in our new creamery, we were eager to begin making cheese year round. Sheep milk is only available for about 6 months out of the year, but we really wanted to get our cheesemaking fix 12 months out of the year by making some new cheeses with rich jersey cow milk. We sourced a little bit of milk from a nearby dairy to do some pilot batches of the new cheeses, but what really needed to happen for us to make cow milk cheese year round, was for a small herd of jersey cows to be milked on site next to our creamery. This was the only way we'd have a guaranteed, dedicated supply of milk that reflects the unique taste of the air, soils and grasses right beside our creamery. That's what led us to partner with Marissa Thornton, proprietor of Marshall Home Ranch & Dairy, who successfully raised enough money to start a small dairy using crowd funding. Please visit the kickstarter fundraiser page to learn more about the "boutique" dairy right next door to the Bleating Heart creamery.
- SILVER MEDAL, CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR 2017
- GOLD MEDAL, CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR 2016
- ***BEST OF SHOW*** CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR 2014
- 3rd PLACE WINNER, AMERICAN CHEESE SOCIETY COMPETITION 2014