June 30, 2012 · 3:00 PM
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The club is hitting the road again for a tour of a farmstead sheep creamery in Petaluma. Kathy Laurie has organized two dates for us, with 25 spots available per tour. The dates will be at 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 23 and June 30. No need to RSVP on this page, you need to buy the tickets instead (an RSVP here does nothing). Weirauch has arranged to have tickets sold on this website: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/224115
As with our last tour at Bodega Artisan Cheese, the tickets are mainly to cover the cost of the cheese tasting. For a tour and sample tasting only, tickets are $15. For a tour and sample tasting with gift bag of 2-3 wedges of cheese ($10 value) to take home, tickets are $22. You choose.
Weirauch Farm & Creamery maintains a flock of Friesian Dairy Sheep, which they have developed since 2004. With the milk from their flock, they produce organic cheese and soaps. They also produce cow's milk cheeses from Petaluma Jersey cows.
The cheesemaker, Joel, learned to make cheese in France where he fell in love with European sheep cheeses. Their website explains:
"The inspiration for our farm and by far our greatest ambition has always been focused on making a farmstead, raw milk sheep cheese. Sheep produce one of the most sought after and luxuriously rich milks on the planet. It is rare to find in the United States and as such it has become a precious commodity for cheesemaking."
To learn more about Weirauch, visit their website at: www.weirauchfarm.com