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Photo Credit: Tomales Farmstead Creamery
  • Region: Tomales, California

  • Rind: natural

Assa, a Miwok word meaning woman, is a hard goat milk cheese produced by the Tomales Farmstead Creamery in Tomales, California. The maturation period is about 6 weeks, during maturation, the cheese is washed in local wine that develops a rind with pungent flavour. The interior paste has floral, sweet flavour with hints of nuts, caramel and salt.