Bloomy rind or surface ripened cheeses are a specialty of Spinning Spider Creamery. Generally considered French style cheeses, the "bloom" refers to the layer of white mold covering the surface of the cheese. When young, they are mild and milky. As they ripen, the interior of these cheeses become supple and aromatic with stronger flavors to please the most discerning palate.
Stackhouse is our best known semi-lactic bloomy. It's a square loaf shaped cheese with a thin layer of ash down the center and a dusting of ash under the white rind. It has a mushroomy flavor with a hint of fresh milk.
Recently featured in Southern Living magazine, Stackhouse was named the number one goat cheese in the south in a juried competition by Southern Foodways Alliance, a blue ribbon winner in its class in the national American Dairy Goat Association cheese competition and a Bronze Medal winner in the international competition Expo Nacional de la Cabra el Queso y la Cajeta.
Reminiscent of Camembert, our Camille is a 4 inch round semi-lactic bloomy with a light white mold rind and a delicate flavor.
Our lactic bloomy cheeses have a little more tang to their flavor right from the start. Labor intensive to make, our rustic hand formed ashed Midnight Sun is as delightful to look at as it is to eat. Our other popular hand formed bloomies include our ashed SilverBelle and our Solstice, similar to Midnight Sun but dusted instead with smoked Paprika.