Sarah Hoffmann and John Spertus, doctors by trade, moved to the Kansas City area so they could be close to both a city and rural land where they could build a sustainable, organic farm. After determining that their land wasn't suited to growing vegetables, Sarah decided to begin raising dairy sheep and learned how to use their milk to make cheese. Today, Green Dirt Farm is Animal Welfare Approved and committed to the principles of grass-based dairying.

Made from a blend of cow and sheep milk, Ruby is Green Dirt's take on a robiola. It has a bloomy, faintly rosy-colored rind, and aromas of yeast and mushrooms. Its silky, elastic paste, reminsicent of fresh bread dough, offers flavors of butter and grass that become more intensely fruity as the cheese ages.

Farm / Company: Green Dirt Farm

Cheesemaker: Sarah Hoffmann/Rachel Kleine

Proprietor: Sarah Hoffmann


City, State: Weston, MO

Region: Midwest

Country: USA

Milk Type: Blended

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Bloomy

Texture: Soft


Size(s): 12-ounce round