Clover Stornetta, Pataluma, Calif., extended its expertise at producing California's finest milk to a new small-batch premium cheese line made in partnership with local California cheesemasters. Clover collaborated with a select group of local artisan cheesemakers, renowned for their commitment to small-scale craft, to develop specific recipes using 100% Clover milk.
"We've had a steeped history in the milk industry, and now we want to apply those values, traditions and authenticity with our dairy families to extend from milk to cheese," says Marcus Benedetti, president and CEO. "This line is about locally-made, premium quality, everyday artisanal cheese at an affordable price.”
Varieties include Sharp, Medium, Mild Cheddar, Monterey, Pepper Jack, Mozzarella, Havarti and Mexican Blend, and are available in block, shred and sliced forms in resealable 8- and 12-ounce see-through packages.
"Our way is not to crunch data to analyze opportunities, but rather to listen to our consumers and trade partners and use the milk from the greatest milkshed in the country to develop new products, then trust there will be consumers for whom that makes a difference," says Benedetti.