Pastoral takes pride in carrying an array of various types of cheese to serve your gourmet needs. Whether it’s pillowy goat cheese, salty Manchego cheese or crumbly Cabot cheese wrapped in cloth, our carefully chosen selections showcase the bounty of artisans who produce hand-crafted types of cheese from around the world. Rustic and traditional French and Italian cheeses may garner the most love, and rightly so, but here at Pastoral we also believe in a sourcing a wide variety of sustainably produced local cheeses from right here in the USA.
$9.99Judy Schad, owner of Capriole, is a pioneer in the recent American artisan cheesemaking movement. Beginning with the desire to create a sustainable lifestyle for her family, Judy started making handmade goat cheese using the milk from her farm’s goats in the late 1970s. Today, that herd of goats has grown to over 400 Alpine, Saanen and Nubian goats, yet her dedication to farmstead cheesemaking and respect for her land and animals remains the same. The Wabash Cannonball is a fantastic example of the delightful variance that is characteristic of artisan products. With a texture ranging from chalky to smooth and flavors that are earthy and lemony, this ash-coated, soft-ripened boulet carries the expression of the land of Wabash River Valley to your table. Learn More
$10.99**Festival Feature!** Fashioned after the finest French Crottin, these little barrels hold lots of flavors. When young, it is sweet and creamy with notes of citrus, nuts, and flowers. Left to age, the flavors concentrate to a piquant, wild depth. The delicate rind offers an additional yeasty tang. These buttons are great for crumbling on salads or to use in your favorite recipe. Allison Hooper at the Vermont Butter & Cheese Company makes this cheese using goat's milk sourced from a local network of family farms.
2 - 2 oz. pieces Learn More