Woolly Rind

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.

Woolly Rind is a rare, bloomy-rinded sheep's milk cheese. When young, the wheels offer flavors of cultured butter, grass and white button mushrooms. As they age, they take on more intense flavors of earth and cabbage.

Farm / Company: Green Dirt Farm

Cheesemaker: Sarah Hoffmann/Rachel Kleine

Proprietor: Sarah Hoffmann


City, State: Weston, MO

Region: Midwest

Country: USA

Milk Type: Sheep

Milk Treatment: Pasteurized

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Bloomy

Texture: Soft


Size(s): 8-ounce round