Raw Milk Cheeses – Quick Checklist
August 29, 2009
UPDATED 2/16/2011 – More cheeses will be added in the next few days – please check back… the new additions are in red. With special thanks to Gordon Edgar for pointing out some entries that needed correcting and/or clarifying. Gordon’s new book, Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge, has just been published – be sure and check it out.
To assist our Raw Foodies, The Lady and I have put together this quick list of cheeses made using raw milk. Cheeses (sold in the United States) using raw milk must be aged a minimum of 60 days per the FDA.
As we discover more, we will update the list. We will also be adding links to all cheeses when available.
The Lady and I thank the cheesemakers who contributed information for this list: Beecher’s (Julie), Beehive Cheese Company (Alicia), Bellwether Farms (Lenny), Cypress Grove (Charles), Fisccalini Farmstead Cheeses (John), Gothberg Farms (Rhonda).
If you have cheeses to add to the list, please make a comment below and we’ll add them.
Abbaye de Tamie
Allgauer Emmentaler PDO
Asiago d’Allevo PDO
Bleu de Basque
Bleu des Causses PDO
Blu del Moncenisio
Crave Brothers – at this time NONE of their cheeses are made using raw milk
Fiscalini Farmstead Cheese Company – ALL of their cheeses are made using raw milk except for their mozzarella.
Gailtaler Almkase PDO
Gruyere de Savoie
Mahon – depends on the manufacturer – sometimes made with pasteurized milk.
Manchego – – depends on the manufacturer – sometimes made with pasteurized milk.
Morbier PDO – depends on the manufacturer – sometimes made with pasteurized milk.
Mt. Sterling Cheese Coop’s Sterling Reserve
Naked Goat Queso de Murcia DO
Organic Valley Sharp Cheddar – – depends on the manufacturer – sometimes made with pasteurized milk.
Pepato (Bellwether Farms)
Picon Bejes Treveso PDO
Point Reyes Blue
Raclette – depends on the manufacturer – sometimes made with pasteurized milk.
Rogue Creamery Echo Mountain
St. Maure – – depends on the manufacturer – sometimes made with pasteurized milk.
Sally Jackson Specialty Cheeses – all made with raw milk
San Andreas (Bellwether Farms)
San Joaquin Gold (Fiscalini Farmstead Cheese Company)
Sao Jorge PDO
Serra da Estrela PDO
Spring Brook Farm’s Tarentaise
Thistle Hill Farm Tarentaise
Tomme de Levezou