Ruby Blended Sheep and Cow Milk Cheese
Ruby is a Stracchino-style blended cow and sheep milk cheese, very loosely inspired by Robiola cheese and similar to the traditional sheep milk cheeses Brebirousse and Perail. The lovely, rich, grass-fed Jersey cows milk we source comes from a nearby Animal Welfare Approved farm. The cheese is washed during the first two weeks of aging, which adds a faint rosy hue beneath the powdery white rind that grows in after.
Try purchasing Ruby in one of our cheese collections including the Aged Cheese Collection!
Green Dirt Farm’s Ruby, A Blended Sheep Milk Cheese Profile
This blended sheep cheese is buttery and floral with grassy notes. It has a pleasant tangy, almost yogurt-like flavor when young and becomes fruitier with age. The paste is creamy and pliable with a satisfying texture similar to soft bread dough.
What Pairs Well With Ruby?
How to Pair Green Dirt Farm’s Delicious Sheep & Cow Milk Blend Cheese
Drink with an oaky Chardonnay or mild creamy beers. Serve with spicy arugula salad or a variety of charcuterie. Due to the subtlety of this cheese, it lends itself beautifully to cooking. It will enhance and complement almost anything. A Green Dirt favorite is to use Ruby on a flatbread pizza with pesto, caramelized onions and walnuts.
What Goes Well With Ruby?
KC Canning Co. Clementine Thyme Marmalade
Local small batch marmalade from KC Canning Co, perfect for pairing with blended milk sheep cheese. You’re gonna love it!
Recipes to Try With Ruby Blended Milk Sheep Cheese
GDF Beer Cheese
This beer cheese recipe is perfect when made with Ruby. Ooey, gooey and simple to make!
Ruby, Farro and Sweet Potato Stuffed Peppers
Enjoy this highly customizable, meat-free meal with melted sheep’s milk cheese, Ruby!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my sheep cheese age before I receive it?
Our soft-ripened sheep cheeses are shipped to customers at their peak ripeness: about six to eight weeks of age. What does this mean? After the cheese is made, the surface begins to form a soft, white rind. The texture starts as semi-firm and softens as it ages from the rind inward. We deliver when it reaches the perfect texture!
How long does sheep cheese last?
All of your cheeses are ready to eat as soon as you receive them! We recommend enjoying them within the first two weeks of opening. Keep it in the refrigerator to preserve freshness.
How should I prepare my sheep cheese?
Take your cheese out of the refrigerator about an hour before you want to eat it, letting it reach room temperature before you dive in.
Can you eat the rind on sheep cheese?
Yes, the rinds are safe to eat! If you prefer not to eat the rind, be sure to eat the part just under it — that’s where the most flavor is.
Can you freeze sheep cheese?
While it’s possible, we don’t recommend freezing cheese to preserve it. It can damage the texture and the flavor of the cheese.
Is “stinky cheese” safe to eat?
Don’t fear! It’s normal for cheeses to become aromatic as they ripen. When you first receive Bossa and cut into it, let it sit out of the wrapper for about 30 minutes until it reaches room temperature. It will release some of those smells in the process.
Aromatic cheeses are among our favorites! Once you get it past your nose and into your mouth, you’re in for a wonderful surprise and complex flavors.
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 cooler. We include a layer of paper fill to cushion the cheese and absorb any condensation. Finally, your cheese is packed in it’s 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! Currently, we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you order later than noon on Tuesday, 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 email@example.com 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.