Pecora Yarrawa Raw Milk Cheese
Yarrawa is unmistakably reminiscent of the Pyrenean/Basque sheep milk cheeses. It has a supple pate that hints of butter, cashews, caramel and grass.
Macro factors like soil, pasture and season give this cheese it’s provenance in time and place, but so do the prevailing seasonal micro-flora which is encouraged to grow within the cheese and upon it’s natural rind, over a minimum period of 3 months. Only very simple starter cultures are used, in order to give these indigenous yeasts and moulds space to express themselves in the cheese.
Pecora Dairy is an artisan sheep milk dairy and cheesery farm in Robertson, the Green Heart of the Southern Highlands, within 100 miles of Sydney. Their ewes graze lush pasture and drink from crystal clear running creeks to produce rich, creamy milk to make their seasonal ewes milk cheeses.