Lamb Chopper is a matured, gouda-style sheep's milk cheese produced in the Netherlands exclusively for Cypress Grove. The aging journey begins in The Netherlands and completes in California at the Cypress Grove Creamery, Mary Keehn established in 1984. While in California this cheese continues the aging process for another month or two.
Lamb Chopper is wrapped in a natural wax and under that wax you will find a deep buttery colored cheese that is creamy, smooth and firm. It's the perfect table cheese, equally lovely cheese for cooking. The flavors are sweet and creamy at the initial stage of ripening but develop an incredible savory caramel silkiness and salty nutty undertones as it fully matures. Cypress Grove received a Silver Award in the 2010 World Cheese Awards and another Silver Award in Semi-hard ewes' milk cheese plain Class at the 2011 World Cheese Awards.
This Californian gourmet cheese is great on a sandwich or a cheese board centerpiece decorated with crisp green apple slices, grapes and cured meats. Pair with and unoaked Chardonnay.
We hand-cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 8 ounces and 1 pound.
Ingredients:pasteurized sheep milk, salt, cheese cultures, vegetarian rennet.