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.

Made from pasteurized Jersey cow milk, Carmody is a firm and golden cheese that rolls smoothly over the tongue with a buttery intensity -- it is a cheese meant to showcase the high quality of the milk. As it ages, Carmody turns over a sweet and surprising caramelized undertone.

Farm / Company: Bellwether Farms

Cheesemaker: Liam Callahan

Proprietor: Cindy Callahan


City, State: Petaluma, CA

Region: West

Country: USA

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Vegetarian

Rind: Natural

Texture: Firm

Aging: 6 weeks

Size(s): 3 pounds