by Janet Fletcher
Planet Cheese (July 18, 2023) - Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy (Allegheny County, PA) seemed to burst on the scene last year with an awards magnet named Bamboozle. This mixed-milk wheel won its category at the 2022 World Championship Cheese contest, then went on to top its category at the American Cheese Society judging and to place third overall, out of 1,400 entries. Launched in 2015, Goat Rodeo uses its own goat’s milk plus purchased cow’s milk for Bamboozle, a 9-pound wheel washed with beer and aged for a couple of...
by Josie Krogh
PASTE & RIND CHEESE CO.
Kara McGrath, owner 904 H St NE Washington, DC
Paste and Rind was originally conceived during the pandemic as a monthly cheese club and e-commerce platform. As demand grew, owner Kara McGrath began dreaming of the next phase of the business, which has become a hybrid retail cheese shop with a cut-to-order cheese case, tasting bar, event space, and catering kitchen. “We kept expanding our offerings and hit a point this summer where we were like, okay, we need more room. How...
India Loevner, owner of Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy in Indiana Township, holds a kid Monday. She says the secret to her fine products is happy goats.
by Tawnya Panizzi | Photos by Louis B. Ruediger
Trib Live (March 27, 2023) - Despite growing up on a farm in Buffalo Township, India Loevner didn’t expect to make a career in the dairy business.
The Knoch High School alum took her passion with her, however, when she moved to a 130-acre farm in Indiana Township.
“It was 2015 when we started milking...
by Lilith Spencer | Photo by Nina Gallant | Styled by Kendra Smith
Culture Magazine (December 9, 2022) - Like a trick by Willy Wonka, this multi-medalist possesses the magical ability to conjure an entire meal with a single bite. The second you sink your teeth into a supple slice of Bamboozle, your palate is pulled through a familiar succession of flavors: cultured butter, salty ham, freshly-baked bread - the perfect Jambon-Beurre. Milk from Goat Rodeo's own herd of Alpine and Nubian goats is blended...
These Cheeses took top honors at the American Cheese Society's Annual competition.
by Florence Fabricant
The New York Times (August 1, 2002) - To stock your cheese board it might pay to note this year's top selections in the annual judging by the American Cheese Society. They were announced last week at the group's conference in Portland, Ore. There are scores of categories for cheeses, butters and cultured dairy products, with winners in each. But only four were named Best in Show. In first place was Whitney, a Raclette-style cheese from Jasper Hill Farm in Greensboro Bend, Vt. Second place went to two cheeses: Flagsheep, a semihard blend of cow and sheep milks by Beecher's Handmade Cheese in Seattle; and Bamboozle, a washed-rind blend of goat and cow milks from Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy in Allison Park, Pa. In third place was another Jasper Hill Farm cheese, Greensward, a soft-ripened washed rind beauty made in collaboration with Murray's Cheese in New York.