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Lunetta

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.

Lunetta is a natural-rinded cow's milk tomme with a firm texture that may sometimes develop crunchy tyrosine crystals. The cheese offers bright flavors of citrus and cultured butter with a savory, long finish.

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: Cow

Milk Treatment: Raw

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Natural

Texture: Hard

Aging: 2-4 months

Size(s): 3-pound wheel