Cheese of the Month – Cowgirl Creamery’s Buckaroo
In order to expand the variety of cheeses I buy and use, I thought I should start trying a different cheese each month. This month I purchased one of Cowgirl Creamery’s specialty cheeses, Buckaroo. A semi-firm, wash-rind cow’s milk cheese, aged just 60 days.
At the store the cheese was described as being similar to a Raclette cheese. The Buckaroo cheese is slighty soft, rich, and buttery. With sweet notes on the front side and a slight, savory tang at the end, the cheese has a nice complexity. It has subtle grassy notes as well. The cheese melts beautifully and is great for sandwiches, especially with a side of tomato soup.
After I got home and researched it a bit, I found out it was made just for Whole Foods’ 30th Anniversary, using organic milk from Straus Family Creamery. I’ve driven through the grassy hills of Northern California where the cows live. These are definitely happy cows. The views are the quintessential, picturesque images of farming long ago.
Check this cheese out soon before it’s gone. It was only created in a small production.