to Fiscalini Farms, there are only ten farmstead cheesemakers producing
cow's milk cheese in the state of California. The California Milk Advisory
Board defines farmstead as "Artisan-style cheeses made from milk obtained from animals located on
the farm where the cheese is made." As farmstead cheesemakers, Fiscalini
can control the entire process from beginning to end. Fiscalini Farms became
the first commercial dairy in the United States to receive animal-welfare
certification. All-natural ingredients used in making the cheese. Fiscalini
cheddar is white, naturally as nature intended cheddar cheese to be. (Yellow
and orange cheddars have been artificially colored.)
Some of our favorites include the following:
16 oz Fiscalini San Joaquin Gold -- An American Original ($16.00). This is a semi hard cheese with a natural rind and a mild buttery taste. It is made in the style of a Fontina, but with more salt and a firmer texture. Straw in color, it is a wonderful cheese for snacking, but can also be used as a topping for soups or salads. It grates well, and melts easily. Uses include cheese toast or as a Caesar salad garnish.
8 oz Fiscalini Purple Moon Cabernet-soaked Cheddar ($7.50)
16 oz Fiscalini Purple Moon Cabernet-soaked Cheddar ($15.00)
8 oz Fiscalini Cheddar ($7.50)
16 oz Fiscalini Cheddar ($15.00)
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