Wagon Wheel, the latest addition to Cowgirl Creamery's lineup, is a semi-firm gem, made with organic cow milk from Straus Family Creamery. This is the ultimate ingredient for "everyday" recipes that call for a good melting cheese.
Wagon Wheel was Cowgirl Creamery's first foray into developing a large format aged cheese. The hefty 16 pound wheels went through extensive recipe and maturing tests to find the perfect texture, age and flavor profile. Our cheesemakers exceeded their goals by making a cheese that is desirable both as a reliable cooking cheese and also an excellent choice for a cheese board.
Wagon Wheel's rosy-hued rind surrounds a delightfully supple center. Luxurious in its natural state, the paste becomes irresistible when melted. The flavor has a slight tartness balances with richer notes of brown butter and cream.
All Cowgirl Creamery-produced cheeses are Marin Organic Certified Agricultural Products.
Farm / Company: Cowgirl Creamery
Cheesemaker: Eric Patterson
Proprietor: Sue Conley & Peggy Smith
City, State: Petaluma, California
Milk Type: Cow
Milk Treatment: Pasteurized
Aging: 2 months
Size(s): 15 pound wheel