New Cheesemaker: Black Market Cheese, Paso Robles

Kristy and Evan Bishop's offerings include farmstead sheep's milk cheese
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Meet Kristy and Evan Bishop, who left behind their careers in photography and nursing to open their dream farm with sheep, goats and chickens, located in the rural heart of California’s Paso Robles wine country.

Over the past 10 years, they have worked to grow their flock of dairy sheep and goats, and developing traditional old world cheese recipes. In 2023, their new dairy 'Black Market Cheese Co. ' became one of the most recent creameries in California and one of a very few making farmstead sheep's milk cheese.

Their array of cheeses captures a gamut of flavors, all quite spectacular. Most unique to California are their cheese “bon bons.” Each ball of chevre (sometimes made of sheep milk, sometimes of goat), is rolled in a different set of spices. Savory or sweet.

You can book a tasting on their patio outside their creamery or even stay in one of their on-site tiny homes.

Learn more on their Cheesemaker profile (which includes links to all of their cheeses)!


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