351 Wise Road, Howard, PennsylvaniaPA 16841

Butta Schaf Kase

4 oz wedge


8 oz wedge


Goot Essa Butta Schaf Kase is a pecorino-style cheese, and is another cheese that gets its inspiration from the Alps—but this time the French Alps.

Texture A hard texture, full bodied cheese with a smooth, creamy paste
Flavor Richly pronounced buttery notes, balanced tang and hints of earth and a full nut finish
Aged 10 months
Milk Type Sheep
Shelf Life 3 months
Presentation 4 oz wedge, 8 oz wedge, and 4 lb wheel; wedges vacuum sealed; wheel wrapped in butcher paper

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Goot Essa Butta Schaf Kase is another all-natural gourmet cheese produced from raw sheep milk. This traditional Amish recipe is an artisanal, full-bodied hard cheese of the pecorino style with hints of earth tones. The taste hints of acorns with a natural pecorino bite.  We produce Der Butta Schaft Kase in 4 lb wheels and cave age them for 10-12 months.  This cheese grates well, melts into a superb stretchy cheese and fits with many pasta dishes as well as numerous casseroles.  It adds zest to oil and vinegar lettuce salads. Der Butta Schaft fits well with savory or sweet dishes such as pesto, spiced nuts, apples, dried cranberries, and dark chocolate. This sheep milk cheese also fits on an after-dinner cheese board and is also a pleasing addition to charcuterie boards.  Der Butta Schaf Kase pairs well with Goot Essa condiments such as Rebecca’s Strawberry Cranberry Preserve, Tangy Pickled Red Beets and Open Crock Ice Pickle. We recommend a wide range of semi-dry white wines and full-bodied reds with lower tannins, particularly the Italian style wines. This cheese is also complimentary with amber, rye ale, brown ale, and Octoberfest beers. Der Butter Shaft Kase translates to “the butter milk sheep” in Pennsylvania Dutch.

The sheep milk for Butta Schaf Kase is from a local Amish Farmer in lower Nittany Valley.  Normally, the sheep live on lush pasture for almost the whole year. The family milks the sheep from mid-January through to the middle of October.

Goot Essa—good food in Pennsylvania Dutch.

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