Woolly Rind is a Bloomy Rind cheese, so named from the bloom of edible mold on the rind. It is a classic lactic style cheese that undergoes progressive ripening as it ages. This means that the cheese ripens from the rind towards the center.
Woolly Rind tastes buttery, tangy, and mushroomy. With age, the cheese gains earthy and beefy qualities. Its aroma frequently evokes thoughts of forest floor, or fresh soil. It is a good option to introduce people to aged sheep’s milk cheese, as it is relatively mild.
Woolly Rind pairs well with Lambic and Saison beers, unoaked Chardonnay, prosciutto, honey or dark chocolate.
A recipe for making a scrumptious grilled cheese sandwich with Woolly Rind, chocolate, and raspberry jam can be found on our blog.
Woolly Rind is not available in the Winter season when sheep milk supplies are low, but Winter Woolly, our blended cow and sheep milk version is a great substitute!