Farmstead Cheese Company Point Reyes Original Blue, 3 lb Half Wheel

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Trust me, Petey, if we play a little Sarah McLachlan under this thing, there won't be a dry eye in the house.

Halloween. For some, it's the best holiday of the year, full of spooky thrills, cackling laughter, and delightful frights. For other, more mythological creatures, it is time spent huddled in terror, away for the shining eyes of human children the world over. But, with your help, we can end that suffering.

Once upon a time, Halloween was the one night where monsters and children alike could come together in harmony and enjoy a good scare. But times have changed, and not for the better.

Every Fall, witches and warlocks in haunted forests everywhere are taken from their gingerbread homes, their hair harvested and their warts removed. Trolls are dragged from under their bridges, gremlins are plucked from their hidey holes, and ogres are hunted, all for what? So that their skin, hair, eyes, and organs can be collected and placed in shoeboxes for small costumed children to fondle for their own enjoyment?

Who will stand up for these creatures? Who will look into the sad eyes of a werewolf or cat person and say, "You don't have to suffer anymore."

So please, this Halloween, consider planning a party where senseless cruelty towards monsters is not on the guest list. Use over-cooked spaghetti for your feelie box of gremlin guts. Use olives instead of real ogre eyeballs, raisins instead of witch's warts, and a small damp sponge in place of actual troll brain.

And when it comes to the dead, clumpy skin of a mummy or zombie, why not crumble up some Point Reyes Blue Cheese? Not only have the good people at Farmstead Cheese Company formulated the perfect all-natural, non-supernatural replacement, but it's kosher, gluten-free, and its creamy layers of full flavor made from raw milk and vegetarian rennet will provide a great snack to enjoy before bobbing for apples, all without hurting some poor defenseless creature of the night.

Halloween should be for everyone: human, monster, ghoul, and ghost. This year, let's put the CARE back in the SCARE.

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Farmstead Cheese Company Point Reyes Original Blue, 3 lb Half Wheel

  • Creamy, layers of full flavor
  • All natural
  • Made with raw milk and microbial (vegetarian) rennet
  • Kosher-certified
  • Gluten-free

You’ve gotta get up pretty early — then wait about five months — to make a Blue this good. So good in fact that Original Blue recently won Best Cheese or Dairy Product at the 2011 Fancy Food Show in Washington DC (awarded by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, NASFT). 

Sweet, fresh milk with a medium-to-strong punch of blue flavor. A great Cheese Course blue, perfect for salads, dressings, dips, in a sauce for steak and grilled vegetables.

Pair with:

  • Sweet Foods-honey, figs, stone fruit, berries
  • Savory Foods-salads, pastas, red meat, vegetables
  • Drink-Sparkling wine, sweeter white wines such as Riesling and Viognier, full bodied reds such as Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon and vintage port

Ingredients: Cultured Raw Cows’ Milk (MILK), Salt, Enzymes and Penicillium Roqueforti.




Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1oz (28g)
Calories 100
Fat Cal 70
Total Fat 8g ~ 12% Daily Value
Saturated Fat 5g ~ 25% Daily Value
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol  25mg ~ 8% Daily Value
Sodium  390mg ~ 16% Daily Value
Total Carb 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars  0g
Protein  6g
Vitamin A 6% Daily Value
Vitamin C 0% Daily Value
Calcium  15% Daily Value
Iron  0% Daily Value

 * Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Winery Details

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co

Giacomini Family
Point Reyes Station, CA
You could say our love of cheese is inherited. In 1904, Great Grandfather Tobias Giacomini left Northern Italy and landed in Northern California with a dream of raising chickens and cows. Here we are, over 100 years later, and we're still a family of passionate farmers, doing what we love. Our family's journey started in 1938 when Grandfather Waldo moved his family to Point Reyes, where Bob was raised. In 1959 with his new bride Dean, Bob purchased our dairy farm (only 3 miles north of his parent's farm) to sell milk to the local creamery. Bob and Dean started with 150 cows and raised the herd to over 500 by the mid 1990s. They also raised four daughters.
Bob had a dream to make cheese, but needed a little help to make it a reality.  Karen, Diana, Lynn and Jill came back to the farm (leaving various business careers behind) to produce an artisanal product that we could offer across the country.
Our family’s goal was to create something that would combine our mutual appreciation of farm fresh food, our love for the land where we were raised, and our desire to keep our family’s legacy alive for future generations. The dream was realized in August 2000, when the first wheels of Original Blue, California’s only classic style blue cheese, were made.
Today, in addition to our award winning cheeses, we have expanded our business again.  We now offer farm-to-table educational experiences at The Fork, our extraordinary new culinary and educational center.
Our award-winning cheese is special for many reasons, probably none more important than our fabulous team of employees, who to us are family. Our Herdsman, our Milkers, our Calf-Raisers, our Cheesemakers, our Packaging Department, our Controller, our Farmers’ Market Staff to name just a few... they all contribute to producing our wonderful milk, making our hand-crafted cheese and bringing our products to market.


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