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
Milk Type: Cow
Milk Treatment: Raw
Aging: 2-4 months
Size(s): 3-pound wheel