Made from unpasteurized sheep's milk
Country of origin: United States
Type: semi-soft, artisan
Colour: pale yellow
Flavour: citrusy, floral, nutty, sharp
Aroma: grassy, mild
Producers: Weirauch Farm and Creamery
Alternative spellings: St. Rose
Saint Rose is a raw, farmstead sheep's milk cheese with a natural rind. It is named after the city of Saint Rosa where cheesemaker Joel and his wife Carleen grew up.
The 4 lb. wheel is aged for 3-6 months, during which it develops a semi-soft paste with a nutty flavour and a lingering floral and citrus finish.
Young Saint Rose at 2 months is mild and delicate. As it ages beyond 3 months, the taste becomes sharper and more complex. The cheese is certified humane by the Animal Welfare Institute.