Rioly Run is a washed-rind cow’s milk cheese that expresses all of the fruit and funk of the beer it is washed in. Libertine Brewing is located in San Luis Obispo, near our farm and provides us with its Saison beer to bathe our cheese. This cheese has a slightly musty but sweet aroma and orange-brown mottled rind. The paste is pale yellow, and has a balanced springy and creamery texture. This cheese stands alone well on a cheese plate, but is also very well suited to a raclette-style treatment of melting + scraping.
Cabrillo is a Spanish style cheese created from a blend of goat's and cow's milk named for the iconic HW1 that runs along the rugged California coastline minutes from our farmstead. It has a rich, nutty character and golden color and pairs great with Pinot, almonds, and figs. Cabrillo is a cheese we make predominantly in the fall as our goats' production wanes and their milk takes on a stronger character. Cabrillo comes in 5 pound wheels.
A medium format natural-rind bandaged cow's milk cheddar with a crumbly but creamy texture. The flavor is savory more than sweet, and has a distinct sharpness on the mouth-watering finish. As this cheese matures beyond four months, it develops distinct tyrosine crystals. Our cheddar pairs well with Cabernet, hoppy beers, and cider.
Ragged Point is a small format bloomy rind triple crème cow’s milk cheese named for the gateway to Big Sur just North of our farmstead. The paste stays firm as the cheese matures, and does not become oozy at all. As Ragged Point ages past four weeks, it takes on a peppery character and a distinct cream line underneath the rind forms. We enjoy this cheese with apples, honey, and crusty bread.
Rocky Butte is a washed curd cheese aged at least four months made from 100% farmstead goat milk. Named for the granite pluton that marks the end of the Santa Lucia range visible from our creamery, it is a very mild cheese with a creamy paste. Rocky Butte pairs well with full bodied red wines, Spec, and dried cherries. Rocky Butte comes in a 10 pound wheel.
Our delicious, mild and creamy fresh Chèvre is the ultimate representation of spring cheesemaking. Making its way from our milking parlor to your plate in less than one week, this soft white cheese speaks freshness. Our chèvre is made from the first milk of the season, utilizing its high fat content and nutrition for a rich and creamy palate. Enjoy our chèvre paired with fresh or dried fruit, a glass of crisp white wine, or your favorite crusty bread. In addition to our plain chèvre, we also offer flavors including chive, roasted garlic, honey lavender, pepper, and garam masala.
Our Paso Vino cheese is the true marriage of wine and cheese and is soaked in a bath of a local, aromatic Syrah after pressing and before aging. We've partnered with a local winery to create a full-bodied, inky wine specifically crafted for cheese making. This delicious Spanish-style cow's milk cheese is our smallest format hard cheese and comes in a 5 pound wheel.