Shepherdista takes its name from a play on the words 'shepherd' and 'fashionista'. It is a handmade cheese made from sheep's milk, produced by Beating Heart Cheese, California. The cheese is aged for a minimum of 2 months on wood shelves and turned frequently, that develops a natural rind and a distinct flavour. Under the rind, a supple and ivory paste with few holes is tangy in taste with grassy notes. It perfectly pairs with red or white wines. It can be eaten with crackers and fruit or salad.