Owned by Hannah Sessions and Greg Bernardt, Blue Ledge Farm is a seasonal goat dairy located near Salisbury, in the lower Champlain Valley of southern Vermont.
Having bought the farm in 2000, Hannah and Greg began cheese production in 2002, and their herd now numbers at about 75 mixed LaMancha, Alpine and Nubian goats.
Greg and Hannah make several varieties of cheese, Dunmore, Crottina, La Luna, Fresh Chèvre, Lakes Edge, Riley's Coat, and Camembrie.
Crottina is a small mold ripened cheese made from pasteurized goat's milk. The exterior rind is covered in Penicilium Candidum, which gives it a white, bloomy appearance and the rind itself is delicate and thin.
The interior paste of the cheese is bone-white, dense, smooth and velvety. As the Crottina mature, the paste of the cheese begins to break down just under the rind, becoming slightly runny.
Flavors are bright, clean and lactic, with savory notes of cellar, mushrooms and truffles and a grassy finish.