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Best Regions: Norway

From forests to fjords, the lush landscapes of Norway are a well-known haven for outdoor enthusiasts, photographers, and adventure-seekers. Turns out, the diverse countryside is also pretty great for cheesemaking. Once primarily known for its brunost, or “brown cheese”—a fatty, firm block of boiled whey and cream with a distinctly nutty, caramel flavor—Norway’s cheese scene […]

Farm Animal: Pecora Sarda

With its high milk volume and adaptability, it’s no wonder why shepherds prefer the Pecora Sarda.

Mr. Beasley #1, photo credit: Kevin Horan

Creature Features: Animal Portraits by Photographer Kevin Horan

Feast your eyes on personality-packed portraits of sheep and goats

Assaf Sheep

Assaf Sheep: Coming to America

New to the United States, Assaf sheep—with their calm temperaments and rich milk—just might be the next big thing in American cheesemaking

Awassi Sheep

Meet the popular thick-tailed dairy breed of the Middle East

A group of Pecora Sarda sheep huddle together in a barn.

Pecora Sarda Sheep

Meet the long-haired lowland sheep of Sardinia

A small herd of Friesian sheep stand sheltered beneath a drooping tree in a lush meadow.

Friesian Sheep

The Friesian ewe boasts great milk and good behavior

A Lacaune ewe stands in a sunlit grassy meadow.

Lacaune Sheep

They’re hornless, hardy, and able to resist dramatic temperature swings thanks to their fine coat of white fleece