Thursday, November 12, 2009

Shepherd's Way Cheese Sampling This Weekend

This Saturday, Shepherd's Way Farm will be at the Eastside Co-op in Northeast Minneapolis from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm sampling cheese.

Following their appearance at Eastside Co-op, they will be at the Birchwood Cafe sampling cheese and signing people up for their cheese CSA.

More info about their cheese CSA from Steven Read:

What is a CSA?

A CSA is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between local farmers and community members who pay the farmer an annual membership fee to cover the production costs of the farm. In turn, members receive a regular share of the harvest during the local growing season. From Shepherd’s Way, members will receive a monthly cheese share made up of an assortment, usually 4-6 pieces of the following cheeses totaling one and a half pounds:

Big Woods Blue is a full-flavored blue cheese that blends the creaminess of sheep milk with an open texture and spicy, complex flavor. One of the best blue cheeses made in America, it has finished top in its class twice at the American Cheese Society and has appeared many times in national gourmet magazines.

Friesago is a semi-hard sheep milk cheese with a piquant, slightly nutty flavor. It is hand dipped in black wax for aging and also has won several awards and been featured in national publications. This cheese has been unavailable the last two years and we are very excited to offer be able to offer it again.

Shepherd’s Hope is a fresh light cheese available in two versions, original and Garlic and Herb. Extremely versatile, the Shepherd’s Hope is a great table cheese, great cooking cheese and also a multiple award winner.

Hidden Falls is a blend of sheep milk and organic grass fed cow milk from our friends Dave and Florence at Cedar Summit Farm. Similar to a brie with a great buttery note and wonderful creamy texture. Because of limited production, it has not been widely available in retail markets, but will be available first to our CSA members.

There will also be some months when some of our limited editions, such as Jodi’s Shepherd’s Truffles (fresh vanilla cheese rolled in chocolate), the Adobo Cheese Spread and other cheeses will also be included.

Cheese Pick-up

Cheese Shares will be delivered the third week of each month

Shares could be picked up at Mill City Farmers Market - May through October - Mpls.

Indoor Farmers Market - November through April - Mpls.

Just Food - Year round - Northfield - Thursday afternoon, 4:00-7:00 pm and Saturday, 10:00 am until 1:00 pm

Lucia's Wine Bar on Thursday from 3-6 pm - Uptown, Minneapolis

In Saint Paul, pick up will be at the Golden Fig on Grand Avenue on Tuesday, 3-6 pm

Additional pick up points will be added depending on member growth.


A one year membership will cost $320.00 and a six month membership will cost $180.00. Members who belong to another CSA will receive a $10 discount. The first pick up will be next month, August 15th, which corresponds to Eat Local Month.

Contact Steven Read at 612-306-4210 with questions.

[where: Sustainable Food, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Twin Cities, Minnesota]


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