Big Sur is a small format ash coated triple crème made of mixed cow and goat milk. It is named for the iconic coastline where Stepladder Creamery is located. The paste is smooth, rich yet tart, and stays firm as the cheese matures. The balance of farmstead goat milk and local cow milk provides a bit of goaty brightness without being overwhelming. The rind is made with vegetable ash, which gives the cheese it's distinct look, but also maintains the signature flavor. Pair with your favorite bottle of bubbly or a saison. Ingredients: Pasteurized goat and cows milk, salt, vegetable ash, cultures, and rennet.
Stepladder Ranch was founded in 1871 and has been family-owned and operated for three generations. Our creamery is simply an old idea reimagined. About 100 years ago, our ranch was a part of the Harmony Valley Creamery Association, a network of immigrant Swiss and Italian dairy farmers that grazed cattle on the lush coastal valleys of San Luis Obispo County. This Association was born out of a drought that forced ranchers to rethink how to make a living off of their land; a concept quite similar to the current situation we find ourselves in today.Read more