Seana Doughty grew up in Southern California, where the only cheeses in her childhood home were Velveeta and 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.
Goldette Tommette is made from the milk of a single small herd of Jersey cows who live and graze on the rolling hills near Tomales Bay. An American Original cheese, this simple but flavorful cheese has a creamy mouth feel, an earthy aroma, a buttery tang and, as the name suggests, a golden paste.
Farm / Company: Bleating Heart
Cheesemaker: Seana Doughty & Dave Dalton
Proprietor: Seana Doughty & Dave Dalton
Affineur: Seana Doughty & Dave Dalton
City, State: Tomales, CA
Milk Type: Cow
Milk Treatment: Raw
Aging: 2-4 months
Size(s): 1.5-pound wheel