Ocooch Mountain

Rising 350 feet above the Kickapoo River are the Ocooch Mountains. Named for a small band of Native Americans 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 alpine-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 a great Gruyere.

Major Awards:

  • 2013 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest Hard Sheep's Milk Cheeses - First Place
  • 2013 American Cheese Society Aged Sheep's Milk Cheeses - Second Place
  • 2011 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest Hard Sheep's Milk Cheeses - First Place
  • 2011 American Cheese Society Aged Sheep's Milk Cheeses - Second Place
  • 2010 American Cheese Society Washed Rind Cheeses - Second Place
  • 2009 American Cheese Society Washed Rind Cheeses Made From Sheep’s Milk – Second Place
  • 2008 American Cheese Society Cheese Competition Washed Rind Cheeses Open Category Sheep’s Milk - First Place