Feta (Redwood Hill Farm)
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.
Traditionally produced using a combination of sheep and goat's milks, Redwood Hill Farm's Feta is made exclusively with raw goat's milk. It is brined for 18 hours before being bagged for aging.
Significantly less salty than its conventional counterparts, this Feta has a gentle saltiness which complements its milky flavors and a fresh, clean finish.
Great for use in salads or on top of pastas, this Feta can also be used as a table cheese. Redwood Hill cheesemakers suggest sprinkling the crumbled cheese with oregano, olive oil and a few fine strands of lemon zest. For drink pairings, try it with a sparkling wine or with a Sauvignon Blanc.