Sierra Nevada offers an excellent version of this traditional Mediterranean brine cured cheese. The cheese is semi-firm and compact and not as salty as most other European and American versions.
Use in salads, pizzas and focaccia, pastas, and appetizers.
Ben Gregerson and John Dunden of Sierra Nevada Cheese Company first introduced their cheese products to various local farmers markets. Market demand increased quickly, and soon their cheeses were sought out by local retail stores. In 2003, the company's successful growth allowed them to relocate their creamery 100 miles north of Sacramento to Willows, California, where they are located today.
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