The Farm at Doe Run, located in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, is based on the philosophy of sustainable organic farming. The farm's culinary garden team strives to produce the highest quality fruits and vegetables, while the creamery creates some of the most sought-after cheeses in Chester County. In order to reflect the bounty of the seasons while being stewards of the land, the farm practices rotational grazing of herds of Jersey cows, East Friesian sheep, and Saanen and Nubian dairy goats.
Produced year round, Barn Owl is a pungent and richly-textured, washed-rind cheese. Similar to a brie in shape, the rind of Barn Owl is a subtle mix of beige, white and yellow - reminiscent of barn owl feathers in terms of color. When young, the rind is slightly sticky due to repeated washings, but with age a secondary geotricum mold develops as a result of being cave aged. The interior texture is semi soft and a pale golden yellow color.
With a subtle aroma of mushrooms, flavors include butter and citrus notes with a lactic, mellow finish.
Barn Owl pairs well with sparkling wines that have high residual sugar, dessert wines, and fruitier red wines. It also goes well with sweet ciders, and fuller bodied malty beers.