Blaak is the very first goat cheese we ever made on our 200-year-old farm. Made from small batches of goat milk from Farmer John’s best milkers, this raw cheese is specially aged throughout the year to form its unique texture and flavor.
After each special batch of goat’s milk has been blended with cow’s milk the cheese wheels are carefully coated in 100% vegetable ash, giving it its signature color, and then nestled in a cheese cave and aged to perfection. Finally, cheese emerges from the cave as the product we know and love; slightly salty, pleasantly hard, and not too goaty. The perfect pairing for all cheese lovers.
Each wheel is approximately 1.5-1.75 lbs. A quarter wheel is 6-8 oz.
To give you the freshest cheese possible, your cheese will ship separate from your order. Depending on the shipment's destination we only ship cheese on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays. Due to the handmade, small-batch nature of this cheese, there may be slight variations in shape and texture.
To maintain freshness, keep refrigerated. We recommend setting out the cheese at room temperature 2-3 hours before serving.
Goat Milk, Bovine Milk, Rennett, Cultures
Cave-Aged to Perfection
Using the best ingredients, never rushing the process, and collaborating with incredible artisans is the only way we make our Blaak Cheese.
Beneath an edible ash rind lies a savory cheese with just enough bite to be the talk of the holiday party. Pair it with our blaak tomato jam, our mighty pepper jelly, or for a touch of sweetness it's goes hand in hand with our midnight jelly. Try it on lamb burgers or grate into a comforting batch of truffle mac and cheese.
Meet the Artisan
One weekend our founders arrived at the farm to find a hand-written note in our mailbox. “My name is John Hall. I grew up in the area on a dairy farm, and I now have a herd of 80 goats. I am losing the place where I am farming. Could I please bring my goats to your property to graze?" Our founders both lost their jobs in the recession of 2008 and came very close to losing the farm, but they had their community of neighbors and that’s the way Beekman 1802 started. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives you goats, you make anything you can with the milk.Learn More