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.
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This site is no longer being updated,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***
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!
*THIS CHEESE IS NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION DUE TO LACK OF MILK*
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.
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