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Grady's Wheel

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.

Grady's Wheel, a seasonal cheese, is made from a blend of organic cow's milk from Pete and Becky Lepori's family dairy, and water buffalo milk from Double 8 Dairy, both in Valley Ford. It wears a natural rind, and its firm paste offers flavors of creme fraiche and melted butter with a savory umami finish. 

Available seasonally.

Farm / Company: Moonside Creamery

Cheesemaker: Jennifer Kirkham

Proprietor: Jennifer Kirkham

Affineur: Jennifer Kirkham & Stella Tapley

City, State: Sebastopol, CA

Region: West

Country: USA

Milk Type: Blended

Milk Treatment: Raw

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Natural

Texture: Hard

Aging: 2-4 months

Size(s): 3-pound wheel