Tamara Hicks and David Jablons have spent several years restoring their 160-acre farm property in Tomales, California. In 2007, they opened their own goat and sheep dairy, in recognition of the land’s previous incarnation as a cow dairy. The farm, which is certified humane and animal welfare approved, currently keeps about 200 goats and 100 sheep. In the spring of 2013, Tomales Farmstead began making its first cheeses.

Atika, named for the Miwok word for "two," blends farmstead goat and sheep milk into a firm wheel that boasts a beautiful, natural, brushed rind. The flavor profile is gentle, with flavors of nuts and grass, and a richness from the sheep's milk.

Available seasonally.

Farm / Company: Tomales Farmstead Creamery

Cheesemaker: Ashley Coffey

Proprietor: Tamara Hicks and David Jablons


City, State: Tomales, CA

Region: West

Country: USA

Milk Type: Blended

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Natural

Texture: Firm

Aging: 4 months

Size(s): 4-pound wheel