Bishop's Peak

Although Reggie Jones began his cheese career in product development and quality control, he dreamed of being able to develop his own small-batch artisan cheeses. Located in the beautiful central coast region of California, Jones now specializes in making aged cow, sheep and goat’s milk cheeses made from local, hormone-free milk. Jones believes in the rich potential of quality milk, and has a mission to introduce the American palate to flavors found in the best cheeses of Europe.

Named for a popular Central Coast landmark, Bishop's Peak is Jones' take on the famed cheeses of the European Alps. It is made from the milk of cows at the Cuyama Dairy, which has been in business for more than 60 years and is the last dairy in Santa Barbara County. The cows' grass diet gives the cheese a yellow paste, and flavors that range from sweet to earthy.

Farm / Company: Central Coast Creamery

Cheesemaker: Reggie Jones

Proprietor: Reggie Jones

Affineur: Reggie Jones

City, State: Paso Robles, CA

Region: West

Country: USA

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Vegetarian

Rind: Natural with polycote

Texture: Firm

Aging: 6 months

Size(s): 10 pound wheel