Since 1968, when her parents founded their goat dairy farm in Sonoma County, California, Jennifer Bice has been intimately involved in raising and milking goats, and making artisan cheese from the farm's Certified Humane milk. At her solar-powered Redwood Hill Farm, located in warm and verdant Sebastopol, Jennifer keeps a herd of 350 award-winning Nubian, Alpine, Saanen and LaMancha dairy goats. In addition to their own milk, Redwood Hill uses milk from a group of family farms to make their collection of cheeses at a solar-powered creamery located about three miles from their home farm.

California Crottin, Redwood Hill's version of the French Crottin Chavignol, is a small, flavorful cheese with a dense, tangy paste and robust, earthy undertones. Its lovely wrinkly rind makes it the perfect addition to a cheese plate. It can also be cut in half and served warm on a salad for a classic preparation.

Farm / Company: Redwood Hill Farm

Cheesemaker: Jennifer Bice

Proprietor: Jennifer Bice


City, State: Sebastopol, CA

Region: West

Country: USA

Milk Type: Goat

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Vegetarian

Rind: Geotrichum

Texture: Soft

Aging: 4 weeks

Size(s): 3 ounces