Fat Bottom Girl

Raw Sheep Milk • Lightly Washed Rind • Aged 3-4 months
Fat Bottom Girl handcrafted American Original Cheese by Bleating Heart

We like a cheese with curves. Created in 2009 with absolutely no test batches, this is our flagship cheese, whose name was inspired by a Queen song and the cheese's accidental rotund shape. Each wheel of "Fat Bottom Girl" cheese is totally hand crafted with the raw milk from dairy sheep who live and graze freely on open pastures. Fat Bottom Girl is approachable and appealing to both cheese geeks & novices alike. The orangish straw-colored rind is achieved by careful hand-rubbing with a salt water solution during the 3 to 4 month aging period, which at certain times of the year, also gives it little extra funky aroma. The cheese has a firm ivory paste with a toothsome bite and a touch of salt, conveying the subtle nutty & buttery goodness of sheep milk.

 

Fat Bottom Girl is amazingly addictive when paired with pepper jams. Enjoy this cheese with a light fruity California red such as petit syrah & pinot noir, or light farmhouse-style ales such as biere de garde & saison or a nice lager. This cheese is quite delicious with Moonlight Brewery's Death & Taxes black lager. Better yet, come up with your own fantastic pairing and let us know about it! We encourage everyone to always keep an open mind and palate.

Buff Blue - 2nd place Best of Show ACS 2016

Raw Water Buffalo Milk•Natural Rind•Aged 4 months or more
Water buffaloes

We like big buffs and we cannot lie. Did you know we are the only cheesemakers in the United States making water buffalo milk blue cheese? This was not a goal we set for ourselves, it was never part of our business plan - we just got lucky. Water buffalo dairies are extremely rare in North America, but it just so happens that we have a friend who milks a small herd of water buffalo nearby. His dairy is known as Double 8 Dairy, and is a short 9 mile drive from our creamery.

Where to Buy

Wondering where you can find Bleating Heart cheeses? We don't sell cheese at our creamery, but click on the links to find out where you can buy it. Be sure to call ahead before you make the trek to any of the places listed! Since our cheese is seasonal, with limited availability, it's not always in stock....

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!

 

Distributors

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

CENTRAL USA/EAST COAST