Shooting Star Creamery has once again ignited the culinary sky with this extraordinary new addition: Sagittarius. This Gouda-style aged cheese, crafted in the United States, is a true star, offering a sweet and savory blend of flavors reminiscent of berries and butter.
Made from a combination of sheep and cow’s milk sourced from small farms throughout the Paso Robles region of California, this cheese perfectly harmonizes the minerality of sheep’s milk with the nuttiness of cow’s milk to create a beautifully open yet complex flavor profile.
Marketed as a Gouda-style cheese Shooting Star, in addition to using specific cheese cultures, also uses the practice of “curd washing” to further the similarities. This additional step happens after coagulation when the curds are rinsed to remove any extra lactic acid, resulting in a sweeter cheese. Aged for only three months, Sagitarius offers an especially creamy paste.
Delivering notes of butter, try pairing this cheese alongside popcorn on a snack board; its sweet profile is the perfect partner to the salty, savory crunch. The ideal filling for a gourmet grilled cheese or a delicious way to round out the flavors of your next omelet of ciche. To accentuate Sagitarius’ natural sweetness, try it with a few salted caramels or shortbread cookies for a cheese course you’ll be thinking about all week.
Sagittarius isn't just for the cheeseboard, although it certainly shines there. Its versatility extends to your culinary creations. Whether melted over a hearty dish, grated into salads, or enjoyed as a standalone star, this Gouda-style aged cheese elevates every bite to a gourmet experience.