- 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.