Buff Blue

Seana Doughty grew up in Southern California, where the only cheeses in her childhood home were Velveeta & Kraft singles, along with the occasional commodity block cheddar. However, food had always been a passion. In 2008, she made a life-changing decision to quit her desk job and immerse herself in the world of cheese, first as a cheesemonger in Southern California. She soon opened her own creamery, Bleating Heart, and began making sheep's milk cheese in the cooler climate of the Northern California coast.

Working with buffalo milk from Double 8 Dairy in Petaluma, Bleating Heart has crafted this one-of-a-kind blue cheese, which has a firm texture and a natural rind. The buffalo milk's natural richness is the perfect foil for the cheese's piquant blue flavors, which also play off undertones of grass and earth.

Available seasonally.


Farm / Company: Bleating Heart

Cheesemaker: Seana Doughty & Dave Dalton

Proprietor: Seana Doughty & Dave Dalton

Affineur: Seana Doughty & Dave Dalton

City, State: Tomales, CA

Region: West

Country: USA

Milk Type: Buffalo

Milk Treatment: Raw

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Natural

Texture: Firm

Aging: 2-3 months

Size(s): 3 lb wheel