Fresh Nettle Sheep Milk Cheese
A Light, Spreadable Sheep Cheese Similar to Ricotta
This is one of Green Dirt Farm’s most versatile and beloved sheep cheeses. Fresh Nettle sheep milk cheese is patterned after Brebis, a traditional French sheep milk cheese, and is similar to ricotta. It gets a delicious lemony and grassy flavor from the dried nettle we mix in.
Our Fresh Nettle sheep milk cheese is lactic style and fresh, meaning it’s un-aged. It ripens and drains for 48 hours, after which it is promptly packaged and ready to eat. This sheep cheese has a soft, delicate curd. It crumbles well when cold, and becomes more spreadable as it warms up. For people familiar with Fresh Chèvre, that is a good comparison; but without the gaminess sometimes associated with goat cheese.
Try several flavors of fresh sheep milk cheese by purchasing a Fresh Cheese Collection!
Fresh Nettle Sheep Milk Cheese Profile
Our Fresh Nettle has a lemony, grassy flavor that evokes springtime. This light yet dynamic flavor is influenced by the variety of grasses our sheep graze.
What Pairs Well With Fresh Nettle Sheep Milk Cheese?
Fresh Nettle is amazingly versatile and perfect for spreading on sandwiches or crackers, crumbling into salads or sprinkling on pizza and pasta. It specifically pairs well with dry sparkling wines, tomatoes and orange marmalade.
How long will my sheep cheese age before I receive it?
Our Fresh cheese is lactic style and fresh, meaning it’s un-aged cheese. The cheese ripens and drains for 48 hours, after which it is promptly packaged and ready for you to eat.
How long does sheep cheese last?
We recommend enjoying Fresh sheep’s milk cheese within two weeks of receiving it. Keep it stored in the fridge to preserve freshness.
How should I prepare my sheep cheese?
If you want your Fresh cheese to be spreadable, take it out of the refrigerator about an hour before you want to eat it, letting it warm up a bit before you dive in. If you prefer it crumbly, like for an omelet or salad, use it right out of the fridge!
Can you freeze sheep cheese?
While it’s possible, we don’t recommend freezing cheese to preserve it. It can damage the texture and flavor of the cheese.
Can I ship my order as a gift?
Absolutely — artisan sheep cheeses make the best care package or gift! Let us know at checkout that your order is a gift by checking the appropriate box and filling out the recipient’s information. You can write a gift message if you’d like, which we’ll put in a card and send it with the order!
How do you ship cheese safely?
Once your order is received, we prepare for it to be shipped to you promptly! To keep your cheese cool during its journey, we place ice packs wrapped in wax paper in the shipping box. We include a layer of paper fill to cushion the cheese and absorb any condensation. Finally, your cheese is packed in its own smaller box and placed inside the insulated cooler! The shipping box is labeled clearly as perishable and it’s ready to head your way.
Do you offer returns if my order is lost or damaged?
Don’t worry about returning a damaged perishable item — we will absolutely replace your order if it arrives damaged or becomes lost!
How long will it take for my order to reach me?
It depends when you order and where you’re located! We only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you order by noon on Tuesday, we’ll ship your products promptly that same week. If you order later in the week, we may wait until the following week to send your shipment. The same goes for orders with overnight shipping selected. Your cheese is perishable, and we want to ensure it gets to you safely! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have special requirements regarding when your shipment arrives. Read more about our shipping policy here.
Our ground shipping zone is an approximate 900-mile radius around our dairy farm in Weston, Mo. If you live within our ground shipping zone, your shipment will take one to two days and you’ll receive free shipping on any order of at least $50.00. If you live outside of our shipping zone, we’ll ensure you get two-day shipping, which will be free on orders of at least $150.00.