One of the most common questions we have had when we introduce our cheese as sheep milk cheese is, "Sheep? You mean goats, right?"
No, we actually do mean sheep. These are our milking ewes out in the pasture. The soil here has rich nutrients that come from volcanic activity of days gone by. The pasture gives the ewes good nutrition that naturally increases their milk production and gives different flavor nuances to the cheese.
The breeds that we have are not common to this region. They are East Friesian and Lacaune crosses bred specifically for dairy production. In future posts we will introduce you to some of our sheep, so that you can see what they are like.