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Beecher's Handmade Cheese Flagsheep

Beecher's Handmade Cheese Flagsheep
Beecher's Handmade Cheese Flagsheep
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  • Pasteurized
  • Microbial Rennet
  • Age: 13 Months
  • Cow Milk
  • Sheep Milk
  • by Beecher's Handmade Cheese
  • United States
  • Approachable

For a twist on their iconic Flagship cow’s milk cheese, Beecher’s adds a portion of sheep’s milk, creating a mixed-milk masterpiece. While the clothbound wheels age, they develop their layered flavor and lovely dense bite. The earthy natural rind plays off the interior’s butterscotch sweetness and fruity notes. Make a sheep’s milk cheese plate with Flagsheep, feta, Ossau Iraty, and Raincoast Crisps Fig & Olive Crisps, all paired with a fruity rosé.

“A cheese with butterscotch sweetness like Flagsheep is so incredibly good with salty olives like Kalamata. The contrast just works.”
Murray’s Marketing – New York, NY
Pasteurized Cow's Milk, Pasteurized Sheep's Milk, Salt, Culture, Enzymes
  • Through our partnership, Beecher's orders will be shipped from an alternate facility outside of Murray’s. You will receive a separate tracking number from Beecher's for your order.
  • Sheep’s milk cheese is higher in both butterfat and protein content than cow’s milk. It imparts richness and dimension to Flagsheep.
  • Besides the addition of sheep’s milk, Flagsheep starts the same way as Flagship—with cheddar and Gruyère cultures and the cheddaring process.
  • Cheddaring is a technique where, after the curd is cooked and whey is drained, the curds are piled and cut into long slabs, which are turned and stacked over and over, consolidating and firming up as the rest of the whey drains.
  • Flagsheep is also clothbound, meaning it’s rubbed in butter and wrapped in cheesecloth before aging. When the cloth is removed, the cheese is left with a mottled rind with aromas of fresh butter and earth.
  • Flagsheep shines on a dessert cheese plate with a drizzle of Mieli Thun Forest Honeydew Honey and shards of milk chocolate.
  • In 2003, lifelong cheese lover Kurt Beecher Dammeier opened Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market.
  • Visitors can watch their favorite cheeses come to life through Beecher’s glass-walled cheesemaking locations.
  • Beecher’s uses traditional methods perfected by cheesemakers over thousands of years and crafts cheeses free of artificial ingredients and colors. The premium milk used to produce Beecher’s cheese contains no added rBST.
  • From their signature Flagship cheese to extra-aged varieties, clothbound wheels to exciting flavored options, their products are as delicious as the fresh milk they’re made from, which comes from local farms.
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