Since 1968, when her parents founded their goat dairy farm in Sonoma County, California Jennifer Bice has been intimately involved in raising and milking goats, and making in turn, Certified Humane goat cheese. Located in warm and verdant Sebastopol, Jennifer's Redwood Hill herds of Nubian, Alpine, Saanen, and LaMancha goats clamber around green pastures when the weather is fine but are kept snugly inside when the winds and rains buck up.
California Crottin, Redwood Hill's version of the French Crottin, Chavignol, may be a small cheese but it packs quite a flavor punch. The white fluffy paste carries a high amount of acid with the very first taste and then mellows into an earthy array of goat cheese flavors. The rippling folds of the wrinkly rind are undeniably inviting when presented on a cheese plate or with a salad.
Farm / Company: Redwood Hill Farm
Cheesemaker: Patty Beverly
Proprietor: Jennifer Bice
Affineur: Jennifer Bice
City, State: Sebastopol, California
Milk Type: Goat
Milk Treatment: Pasteurized
Aging: 4 weeks
Size(s): 3 ounces