Tomales Farmstead Creamery's Kenne is a Good Food Awards 2019 Cheese winner! The Good Food Foundation judges over 2000 entries in 16 style categories, submitted by craft food producers from all 50 states. Each entry must top the charts in a blind tasting and meet strict environmental and social responsibility standards to be considered as a finalist. Only about 200 winners are crowned, recognizing outstanding quality and flavor.
Kenne (pronounced “kennay”) is a farmstead cheese made entirely from goat’s milk – the word “kenne” is the term the area’s early inhabitants, the Miwoks, used for “one.” It has a dense, creamy texture and a delicate wrinkly rind, which are meant to conjure the Italian soft-ripened cheeses. The high quality of the milk is perfectly showcased in the paste’s mild, slightly earthy flavors. Kenne pairs well with beer, champagne, fruit and nuts.