What a wonderful year of cheese-making it's been! Not only did we win Gold at this year's American Cheese Society's competition for Clothbound Goat Cheddar, but it was also included in Culture Magazine's Best Cheeses of 2022 article.
"We're honored to be among some of the best cheesemakers in the business on this list from Culture," said Jack Rudolph, Stepladder Creamery co-owner. "This is a great way to end a successful year for our creamery and we can't wait to re-release Goat Cheddar again next year for people to enjoy."
Goat Cheddar is out of stock for the season, but stay tuned for more availability in 2023.
Read the full article online, or see below for the snippet on Goat Cheddar.
CLOTHBOUND GOAT CHEDDAR
Stepladder Ranch and Creamery | Cambria, California
On this dairy’s website, you can meet all 40 of the LaManchas whose milk went into this cheese, the first batch of which was developed and aged just in time for the 2022 ACS Judging and Competition. The goats, and cheesemaker Robin Profitt, took home the gold in the farmstead goat’s milk category. It’s made in the traditional English cheddar style where the curds are milled, salted, and bound in muslin before aging, which for this cheese was about six months. It has a milky aroma and a tart bite that’s smoothed out with herbaceous notes from the goat’s milk.