Cape Breton farmer produces sheep cheese
A cheesemaker on Cape Breton Island (off the Atlantic Canadian coast) is breaking the mold by using sheep's milk to make a firm cheese, that is now available to consumers for the first time It looks like he may be starting a trend....
Ron Muise, a farmer in Grand Mira North, located about 36 km from Sydney, said he never doubted the sheep cheese concept, but others had some questions.
"When we started this venture a few years ago now, people looked at me very funny and said, 'You're going to milk what?'" he said.
His company is called Wandering Shepherd Cheese.
The hard, cheddar-like sheep cheese is available now, along with yogurt and feta cheese made from cow's milk. His product list will expand in the spring when he can harvest and use fresh sheep milk.
The new product is prompting others on Cape Breton Island to breed sheep.
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