Cheese of the Week: Northern Gold


  • Producers: Pedrozo Dairy & Cheese Company
  • Region: Orland, CA
  • Milk: Raw cow’s milk
  • Ripening: 3-6 months
  • Texture: Firm


Founded by Tom Pedrozo, a third generation dairy farmer, Pedrozo Dairy & Cheese Company has been committed to producing traditional quality farmstead cheese for 15 years. Their original cheese is Northern Gold, a bold yellow rind cheese similar to gouda. It is produced and aged on their sustainable farm in the Sacramento Valley, and is made from 100% raw milk of pasture-grazed cows. During its 3-6 month aging period, Northern Gold develops a robust and nutty taste. Notes of smoke, caramel and cream can also be detected in this handmade cheese. Its slightly sharp yet creamy taste pairs perfectly with either beer or a full-bodied red wine.

Learn more about Pedrozo Dairy & Cheese Company and check out their drool-worthy recipes for Northern Gold Crab Dip and Chilaquiles.

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