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Terra

Producer
Redwood Hill Farm
Country
United States
Region
California
Size
2.5 ins. diameter, 2 ins. high
Weight
5 oz
Website
www.redwoodhill.com
Milk
Goat
Treatment
Pasteurised
Classification
Semi Soft
Rennet
Vegetable
Rind
Geotricum
Style
Soft-Ripened (Brie-like)

Located along the Northern California Coast in Sonoma County, Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery is a goat dairy and creamery producing artisanal cheeses, yogurts, kefir, sour cream and other specialty dairy products. The farm and creamery are owned and operated by Jennifer Bice.

In 1978 at the age of 23, Jennifer Bice took over the goat farm from her parents, who had established it as part of the “back to the land movement” of the sixties. Over time, her interest in dairy goats and artisanal foods led her to become an award-winning goat breeder and cheesemaker.

Her herd of Saanen, Alpine, Nubian and La Mancha dairy goats was the first to become Certified Humane in the U.S., which is considered the gold standard in third-party certification for animal welfare. The farm and creamery are fully powered with renewable solar energy via a large array of solar panels – one of many sustainability programs Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery has in place.

Terra, California Crottin's bigger sister, is a French-style cheese with a Geotrichum candidum-ripened rind, which gives it a distinctive wrinkled surface. 

Tasting Notes

With a cream-colored, wrinkly rind surrounding a fluffy, velvety paste, Terra becomes increasingly firm and try as it ages. Flavor profile becomes robust, earthy and rich with lingering mushroom notes on the tongue. 

Pairings

Terra pairs nicely with clean, fresh white wines such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio.

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