Orland Creamery makes their traditional fromage blanc by hand using milk from their own herd of pastured dairy cows. It's a creamy, slightly lemony-tart fresh cheese paired here with sun dried tomatoes and a freshly made basil and pine nut pesto. Savory and tangy, this dip is fantastic on a cheese board with warm, toasty bread, olives, crackers, charcuterie, and fresh vegetables. It's also fantastic as a filling for ravioli and lasagna, a spread in sandwiches along with salty cured meat or leftover turkey, or a truly revelatory add-in for an omelette.
Ingredients: pasteurized milk, salt, enzymes, basil, olive oil, parmesan cheese, garlic, lemon juice, crushed tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, canola oil, walnuts, pine nuts, herbs, spices, salt. Contains: milk, tree nuts.
Paul Schmidt –a third generation dairy man– and Valerie Miller –head cheese maker– formed their partnership in 2012. Since then, Orland Farmstead Creamery's product line has expanded to include Fromage Blanc, Feta, Queso Fresco, Mozzarella and a house creation Ricottage.