Rising 350 feet above the Kickapoo River are the Ocooch Mountains. Named for a small band of Indians called the Ocooch, the origins of the word Ocooch can be traced to the sustenance provided by the Kickapoo to the Indians. And so this mountain-style, raw milk cheese is a fitting tribute. Aged 3-4 months, this dense, nutty, slightly grainy cheese has a natural rind which is washed during aging. You might even say it’s a bit of a sheep’s milk salute to aged Parmesan.
- 2010 American Cheese Society
- 2009 American Cheese Society Washed Rind Cheeses Made From Sheep’s Milk - Second Place
- 2009 American Cheese Society Cheeses aged more than 90 days with less than 42% moisture, all milks - Second Place
- 2008 American Cheese Society Cheese Competition Washed Rind Cheeses Open Category Sheep’s Milk: First Place