Fat Bottom Girl
Having grown up in Southern California, Seana Doughty developed a passion for cheese over many years and finally left her desk job in the summer of 2008 to fulfill a passion to learn more about cheese and become an artisanal cheese maker. Seana started Bleating Heart dairy in Sonoma Co, Northern California and has been carefully sourcing local milk in order to make her cheeses, while at the same time developing a flock of her own sheep consisting of cross breeds of east Friesian and Lacaune. Named after the famous Queen song, Fat Bottom Girl, is an aged raw sheep milk cheese with a a natural rind that is encouraged by regular washings during the two to three month aging process. The cheese has a firm ivory paste with flavors of almonds, butter and a slightly tangy sweetness. Fat Bottom Girl pairs well with light red wines such as Petit Syrah or Pinot Noir or beers such as Saison or a good lager. Also pepper jams make a great accompaniment.