Sheep's Milk Gourmet Cheese

Our Featured Sheep's Milk Gourmet Cheese
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San Andreas is an artisanal sheep milk farmstead cheese from Bellwether Farms in Sonoma County, California. It is a great American version of the Italian Pecorino. The flavor is smooth, creamy, and mild with a refreshingly sour finish. It's a delicious table cheese. This gourmet cheese is an award winner and received a 2nd Place Ribbon in the Open Category Farmstead Cheese made from Sheep's Milk at the American Cheese Society Competition in Vermont in 2007. Please note that wheels vary slightly in total weight, you will be charged for the actual weight of the wheel that you will receive. read more...
Browse our selection of sheep’s milk gourmet cheese. One may think that sheep’s milk cheeses may be lesser known than cow’s milk cheeses, but Roquefort, Manchego and Pecorino Romano are made from sheep milk, and certainly sheep’s milk cheese takes on a new appreciation. Try some of the other lesser known varieties and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.

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  • Ricotta Salata is a dried, salty, aged sheep's milk cheese from Sicily. Ricotta means re-cooked and Salata means salted. It is sometimes called Ricotta secca, or Ricotta Pecorino. The cheese is made from the whey part of the sheep milk and is very white. Ricotta Salata is made from fresh ricotta that has been pressed, salted and aged for at least 90 days, the result is a firm cheese, ideal for gra... read more
  • Mizithra or Myzithra is a traditional pasteurized cheese made from sheep's milk and some added cream and whey. The cheese is easy to cut, snow-white, creamy, and granular; its flavor is similar to Ricotta Salata and it an ideal cheese for grating. It is made in various sizes and shapes; like a cone or a ball. Mizithra can be used in an array of both sweet and savory dishes and we sell the cheese a... read more
  • For more than 150 years the Societe Roquefort is producing this very popular AOC blue cheese. Roquefort is a white and semi-soft cheese, elegantly garnished with green. For the production of this French gourmet cheese, the AOC regulations require the use of whole, raw sheep's milk coming from within the Roquefort region, and from the ewe's of the Lacaune breed. Roquefort is an ideal cheese in a sa... read more
  • Manchego can be devoured at many ages; this variety is 3-4 months old and aged naturally, gradually forming its yellowish golden rind and an ivory colored cheese with a rich, buttery flavor. It is less dry than older Manchegos, but already has the flavor characteristic of a well-matured. We cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 8 ounces and 1 pound.... read more
  • Cacio de Roma is a creamy, semi-soft cheese made from sheep's milk; it's a formaggio di pecora. This Italian gourmet cheese is made in the countryside of Rome and aged about one month; it's aroma is typical of a young sheep's milk cheese; already much richer than a young cow's milk cheese. Often this cheese is referred to as a 'caciotta' because it is a small round cheese of approximately 4 pounds... read more
  • Manchego is produced in the La Mancha region of Spain, home of Don Quixote, and is a very popular Spanish cheese. Manchego is made with raw or pasteurized sheep's milk. Our 8 months old Manchego is made with raw sheep's milk. The rind of this Spanish gourmet cheese is inedible and it has a distinctive, characteristic to the Manchego, basket weave pattern pressed in the rind. There are specific dif... read more
  • Cypress Grove's Lamb Chopper is a firm and creamy cheese. This 10-pound wheel of Lamb Chopper is made from pasteurized Dutch sheep's milk and aged in The Netherlands and for three months. Before imported into the U.S. the cheese is waxes and then it is aged for another month or two, here in California Lamb Chopper is a smooth, creamy and firm Gouda-style cheese that has a delicious sweetness. The ... read more
  • Pecorino Romano is rubbed with oil and wood ash. Fresco or young cheeses usually have a very white paste which can be quite crumbly in texture. The paste darkens and hardens as the cheese matures. Really mature Pecorino can be very hard with casein crystals. In the hills of central and southern Italy, cows are rare. Instead ewe's milk is used to make hard compact cheeses which are generally known... read more
  • P'tit Basque is a French sheep's milk cheese that has been around for only a little longer than 10 years; since 1997. P'tit Basque is sometimes compared to a Manchego, the great Spanish sheep cheese, but the similarities seem to limited to the rinds basket-weave markings. P'tit Basque, indeed a small cheese compared with its famous French cousin Ossau-Iraty, weighs approx. 1.5 pounds. This cheese ... read more
  • Idiazabal is originally produced high in the Pyrenees above Pamplona. This rustic Spanish gourmet sheep's milk cheese was often smoked in the rafters of the shepherds' huts. Today, it is made all over the Basque country in both factory and farmstead, from unpasteurized milk. Idiazabal is produced in small drum shapes in varying sizes. The rind of this gourmet cheese is pale yellow in color and qu... read more
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