Excellent Award-Winning Cheeses
from Goat, Sheep and Cow Milk
Nettle Meadow Farm is truly committed to the artisanal nature of each of our cheeses, the use of natural and organic ingredients and the well-being of all our animals.
Kunik is our triple crème wheel made from goat’s milk and cow cream. It was the 2010 Triple Crème Blue Ribbon Winner at the American Cheese Society’s annual North American Cheese Contest and a Gold Medal Winner at the 2016 World Cheese Championship and a gold medal winner at the New York State Fair in 2016. It has a white rind and a tangy buttery flavor. Delicious on its own or with fruit and crackers. A wonderful addition to any cheese plate. Larger wheels vary in size from 11 to 16 ounces. “Buttons” are also available and are smaller in size ranging from 7 to 12 ounces. “Minis” are now available in an easy 4 ounce format for grab and go convenience.
Three Sisters is made from a combination of sheep, goat and cow milks. It was a 2012 American Cheese Society’s Mixed Milk Open Category winner and a Fourth Place Finisher at the U.S. Cheese Championships in 2017. Three Sisters has a complex flavor, firm texture and bloomy rind, and comes in a manageable 6 to 8 ounce crotin dimension.
Nettle Peaks is an amazing mold ripened, black ash drizzled, 100% goat’s milk pyramid with an infusion of nettle tea. Nettle Peaks pyramids are approximately 8 to 11 ounces each.
Simply sheep is a semi-aged 100% sheep milk wheel. Cultured differently from many of our other bloomy rinds, it hints of buttery smooth undertones in its youth and grows more robust in flavor as it ages. 7 to 9 ounce wheels that accentuate the fresh clean flavors of our milk.
Crane Mountain is a simple square block of semi-aged goat’s milk cheese with no additions or adulterations. Covered in a white bloomy rind, it has a dynamic development from it’s feta-like youth through it’s stronger flavor development as it grows older. Crane Mountain becomes wonderfully pungent with maturity. Crane Mountain is excellent at every stage up to four months from when it is initially cellared. Sizes vary from 8 ounces to 12 ounces.
First Place Winner at the 2017 U.S. Cheese Championships for mixed milk bloomy rind cheeses. Briar Summit is a creamy little pyramid of three milk goodness produced from a combination of goat milk, cow milk, sheep milk and cow cream infused with a raspberry leaf tea and finished with a bloomy rind.
Penny’s Pride is our newest creation. It is a hard cheese with a mold ripened rind aged for at least one month and good for up to one year. It is made primarily of sheep milk with some cow milk reminiscent of a nutty cheese in the cheddar family. Penny’s Pride is sold in wedges or 4 pound wheels.
Sappy Ewe is our newest bloomy rind cheese. We coat sheep and cow curds with an Adirondack maple reduction and then form the curd in a crotin size mold. We let them age to bloomy rind perfection in our aging cave and then pat them with edible pine black ash for a dramatic finish. This cheese is a true symphony of traditional Adirondack flavors and just won a Second Place Distinction at the 2017 U.S. Cheese Championships for mixed milk bloomy rinds (after our own Briar Summit).
Chevres, Fromage Blancs, and all new Fromage Frais
Nettle Meadow offers a variety of hand-packed chevres in a variety of sweet and savory flavors: Salted chevre, Tellicherry Pepper and Lemon Verbena, Herbs Black Pepper and Garlic (with rosemary infusion, garlic, pepper, basil, sage & sea salt), Mixed herb (with basil, lavender, rosemary, chives, thyme & sea salt), Garlic & Olive Oil, Horseradish, Maple, and Pumpkin Spice. Each of these chevres are available in five ounce cups, or in bulk packaging of one pound and ten pound tubs. All natural ingredients.
Nettle Meadow offers hand-packed unsalted goat milk Fromage Blanc in the following flavors: Plain Fromage Blanc, Fromage Blanc with Rosemary Infusion, and the Silver Sophie Award winner, Honey Lavender Fromage Blanc. Each are available in 5 ounce cups or in one pound or ten pound bulk packaging.
Nettle Meadow’s newest artisan hand-packed cheese option is a mixed milk cheese made from goat and cow’s milk. Fromage Frais is available in Roasted Red Pepper, Truffle, Fig & Honey, Apple Cider Syrup, and Cranberry Orange, Habanero Peach, Pineapple Cilantro, Apricot Dill, Honey Lavender, Maple, Mixed Herb, Tres Leches and Egg Nog. Each are available in 5 ounce cups and one and ten pound bulk packaging.
Nettle Meadow’s Washed Rind Cheeses
An earthy tomme created from pasteurized goat milk infused with rye whiskey and rubbed with sage and sea salt, then washed with rye to create a coppery rind. Pasco is a flavorful combination of subtle rye and herb flavors coupled with the earthy elements of our subterranean cheese cave.
A firm tomme of cow’s milk cheese washed with hard apple cider and aged to perfection.
A sheep and cow’s milk tomme with cracked tellicherry pepper washed in Adirondack Brewery’s Fat Scotsman Ale. Gold Medal Winner at the 2016 New York State Fair.
A cow’s milk tomme infused with irish whiskey and washed repeatedly in whiskey and stout giving it a smooth soft texture and a coppery rind.
Pins & Nettles
A mixed goat and cow’s milk tomme washed with Nine Pin’s flagship cider, rubbed with bright green tarragon and sea salt. A crumbly hard cheese with ginger undertones.
Ask us about our New Cultured Butter, Seeded Butter, and Goat Cheese Ice Cream coming soon to a store near you….
Our Favorite Recipes
Many people have asked us to share our favorite recipes using our delicious cheeses. To download our recipes, click here.