Big Woods Blue Cheese

Big Woods Blue Cheese - igourmet
Big Woods Blue Cheese - igourmet
Big Woods Blue Cheese - igourmet
Big Woods Blue Cheese - igourmet

Cut & Wrapped by igourmet

Origin: US-Minnesota

Size: 7.5 ounce


SKU: 7667

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This product is highly perishable and requires overnight shipping to ensure it arrives fresh and delicious as pictured. How we ship

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Big Woods Blue is a full-flavored blue cheese that blends the creaminess of sheep milk with an open texture and spicy, complex flavor. One of the best blue cheeses made in America, it has finished top in its class twice at the American Cheese Society. Artisan cheesemaking is a rare craft in the United States and sheep milk farmstead cheesemaking is even more unusual. One of the best farmstead sheep cheesemaking families lives and works in Southeast Minnesota, one hour south of Minneapolis. Shepherd's Way Farms' award winning, handcrafted cheeses are in limited supply but in high demand across the country.

Steven Read and Jodi Ohlsen Read established Shepherd's Way Farms in rural Carver County, Minnesota, with a small flock of sheep in 1994. The farm relocated to Nerstrand, Minnesota in 2001 as a farmstead cheese dairy. Now located just outside Northfield, Minnesota, the farm is across from the Big Woods State Park. Within three years, Shepherd's Way Farms had grown to be one of the largest dairy flocks in the country.

A devastating arson fire in January 2005, destroyed more than 500 sheep & lambs and all of the livestock housing. Currently, Shepherd's Way has a foundation flock of 300 ewes. Cheese production continues on limited basis. Shepherd's Way is a family-based, family-run farm - the farm family consists of Jodi and Steven and their four boys, Aidan, Elia, Isaiah, and Maitias.

  • Made from pasteurized sheep's milk.
  • Photo depicts whole 6 lb. form of cheese.
  • We cut and wrap this item by hand.

INGREDIENTS: Pasteurized Sheep Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, And Enzymes

* This label info was entered by hand from the actual product itself. We do not take responsibility for transcription errors or changes made by the manufacturer after the date we entered the data.

Big Woods Blue Cheese

How We Ship

FreshWave Packaging

Perishable foods are optimally packed and temperature controlled with kraft void fill and non-toxic refrigerant gel packs. To further contain temperature escalation, we fill any empty space with specialized foam to minimize air circulation.

Please join our efforts to be mindful of our environment and extend the life-cycle of our packaging, by reusing the gel packs to keep your next picnic or road trip fare cool.

Please note: Our products are always shipped so they will arrive at your door in optimal condition. Whenever possible - such as in periods of cooler ambient temperatures - we try to use less packaging , more recyclable materials and avoid unnecessary shipping waste.