Our fall seasonal cheese, Chimney Rock, starts with organic Jersey milk from John Taverna's Chileno Valley Dairy. The rich bloomy rind cheese is spritzed with Quady Winery's muscat wine, Essensia, then dusted with ground organic shiitake mushrooms, summer savory and black pepper. The result is a beautiful cheese that offers piquant, earthy flavors balanced by high notes of orange blossom and apricot.
Chimney Rock is named for one of the most spectacular hikes in all of Point Reyes (our hometown), located at the end of a land bridge that's surrounded by lush meadows and cool breezes.
Farm / Company: Cowgirl Creamery
Cheesemaker: Maureen Cunnie
Proprietor: Sue Conley & Peggy Smith
City, State: Petaluma, CA
Milk Type: Cow
Milk Treatment: Pasteurized
Rind: Bloomy, rolled in Shiitake mushrooms
Aging: 4 weeks
Size(s): 8 ounce round