Made from unpasteurized sheep's milk
Type: soft, artisan
Rind: mold ripened
Flavour: buttery, milky
Aroma: aromatic, strong
Producers: Neal's Yard Dairy, Wootton Organic Dairy
Bartlett is an unpasteurized sheep's milk cheese made by brothers James & Dave Bartlett at their farm in Somerset. It is a soft, mould-ripened cheese with a wrinkled, creamy- coloured, and aromatic coat of Geotrichum candidum. Aged for about 3-4 weeks, the cheese ripens outside-in as the moulds and yeasts digest the fats and proteins within. It has a smooth and dense paste with a complex flavour augmented by the dense richness of the sheep's milk. Flavours are a subtle balance between buttery lactic notes and savoury dried-tobacco-leaf aromas.