San Andreas is a raw sheep's milk cheese styled on the lines of the Italian Pecorino Toscano. It is a farmstead cheese from Bellwether Farms, aged for about 3 1/2 months during which it develops a pale ivory-straw coloured pate that is smooth, creamy with a few small holes or "eyes". Flavour wise it not too sharp or salty but rich with notes of butterscotch, nuts and hay. The nuttiness of the cheese pairs well with reds such as a Rhône or Pinot Noir, bread and olives.
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