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English Hill Tomme

Moonside Creamery is a family affair that prides itself on sustainability. Cheesemaker and owner Jennifer Kirkham sources organic milk from two local dairies. Her daughters assist with tasks ranging from cleaning to affinage, and her husband runs the family's farm, growing vegetables and raising pigs using the whey left over from the cheesemaking process.

English Hill Tomme is a small-batch raw sheep's milk cheese with a natural rind and a creamy yet firm paste. The rind is washed throughout its four-month aging period, which imparts savory, earthy flavors. This is a classic table cheese that pairs nicely with a hard apple cider and hazelnuts. 

Farm / Company: Moonside Creamery

Cheesemaker: Jennifer Kirkham

Proprietor: Jennifer Kirkham

Affineur: Jennifer Kirkham

City, State: Sebastopol, CA

Region: West

Country: USA

Milk Type: Sheep

Milk Treatment: Raw

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Natural

Texture: Hard

Aging: 4 months

Size(s): 4-pound wheel