Summer Dinners with Fresh Produce + Sheep’s Milk Cheese
August 11, 2023
The days are long, the summer is hot, the produce is plentiful, and we’re ready to assemble dishes rather than spend lots of time cooking. We’re featuring some of our young and fresh sheep’s milk cheeses, which pair so well with everything that’s in season right now. We found some recipes for simple dishes that are enhanced by a bit of cheese – but truly, what isn’t? Simplicity is sensational when you’re working with ingredients that are high quality and full of flavor, so visit your farmer’s market and cheesemonger and take advantage of the season. Here are the cheeses you should be looking for.
This fresh, fluffy sheep’s milk cheese with some crusty bread is the best way to showcase fresh produce of the summer. To truly appreciate its unique texture and mildly sheepy flavor, spread it on toast and top with fresh tomato slices and flor de sal. There are very few fresh sheep’s milk cheeses like this, especially from Spain. Miticrema has a lighter texture and more spreadability than our Wooly Wooly® logs, and the beautiful jar really elevates the product. 12/6oz, 3/1kg bulk logs
Because this cheese can really shine in both savory and sweet applications, here’s a bonus recipe for dessert: Raspberry Swirl Brownies – use Miticrema instead of goat cheese.
Our fresh sheep’s milk logs from Spain have been attracting lots of attention at recent shows. Rich and sweet, with just a hint of sheepy tang, the texture is pillowy soft and spreadable but also easy to crumble. Use it just like you would a chèvre log and see how the different milk really changes things! We’re still finding uses for this cheese in the kitchen; it’s so versatile. The full line consists of Plain, 5 Pepper Blend, and Everything Seasoning. 10/5oz
Miticaña de Oveja is sometimes overshadowed by its sibling, Caña de Cabra, made with goat’s milk, but trust us when we say the sheep’s milk version is not something to be missed. It’s a classic soft-ripened log, but the use of luscious sheep’s milk takes it somewhere else entirely than the goat’s milk profile you might be used to. It’s surprisingly buttery with a bit of tang, and as it matures, it develops intensity and more of a mushroomy profile. You can’t deny the appeal of a healthy creamline, and it’s hard to resist the way the flavor and texture of it play with the creamy, dense paste. 4/1kg