We will be drying up our cows for the winter months, so this fall is the time to start thinking about building up a stash of Diamond S cheeses in your refrigerator for the cold months ahead.
Diamond S Cheeses available:
Cactus Jack - two varieties aged 3-6 months. The 6 month has a nutty flavor and is a bit crumbly; great added to green salad or pasta. The 3 month is easier to slice; serve on rye crisps or crackers with fruit or veggies. Both are great additions to your cheese plate.
Cold Springs Colby - aged 4-5 months, and is some of the mildest cheese we offer, with great flavor.
Good Ol’ Gouda - a washed curd cheese and this cheese has been aged nearly 90 days.
Cowboy Cheddar - aged 2- 4 months an all time favorite. Each wheel is a little different. We are trying more natural rind washing daily for the first month with a mildly salted whey brine then every other day until we package.
Stout Cowboy Cheddar - aged 2 months but the soft curd is soaked in TS Brewery Whiskey Barrel Stout beer for 30 minutes then once in the cave wiped with the stout brine for 45 days. Will be packaged soon.
Cattle Kate Dream Cheese - Kefir drained and seasoned with herbs and packed in organic olive oil is loaded with probiotics, and keeps well in jars in the frig.
Our cheeses keep for months or longer, if left sealed in the vacuum packed packages. Once opened use within a month, trimming as needed.
All our raw milk cheeses are very similar in the fact all are made with A2/A2 cows milk (instead of a mix of different species, such as cow and sheep or cow and goat). Also, none of our raw milk cheeses ever have coloring added to them.
Raw cheese abounds in enzymes that help to digest the fats and proteins. Cheeses are excellent carriers of probiotics — Their low acidity and high fat preserve and nurture the bacteria while they move through the digestive system. Cheeses that are probiotic rich are aged and made from raw, unpasteurized milk.
Coming next week is a new page to our store: GRASS FED AND FINISHED DIAMOND S BEEF. Pictured here on summer mountain pasture.
Is it hot enough for you!? Here's hoping, with a good imagination, you can feel the cooler temps that this winter picture presents. Plan for the colder weather with our good Diamond S food.
Winter on the ranch
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