This sweetly nutty, funky cheese comes from Stepladder Creamery in Cambria, CA. The rind is washed in saison beer, giving it a orangey color and a fragrant aroma. It slices beautifully on a cheese plate, and its creamy texture also lends itself well to heating under a broiler or open flame for traditional Swiss raclette until the cheese bubbles, melts, and is scraped onto a plate to be devoured. This is a cheese for all occasions, with enough complexity to keep you coming back for more.
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