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Ricotta, Sheep

Cindy Callahan, a nurse by training, was in her 50s when she first began raising sheep as a way to keep pasture grasses under control. She soon began milking her flock, and before long, her son Liam joined her as a cheesemaker. Today, Bellwether Farms makes an array of fresh and aged Italian-style sheep and cow's milk cheeses.

Determined not to let any part of the cheesemaking process go to waste, Bellwether Farms uses the sheep milk whey left over from the production of San Andreas and Pepato to make this snowy ricotta. As light and fluffy as homemade marshmallows, Bellwether's basket-drained sheep ricotta has a delicate and milky flavor with a soft, savory finish.

Farm / Company: Bellwether Farms

Cheesemaker: Liam Callahan

Proprietor: Cindy Callahan

Affineur:

City, State: Petaluma, CA

Region: West

Country: USA

Milk Type: Sheep

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Vegetarian

Rind: None

Texture: Fresh

Aging:

Size(s): 3 pound basket