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351 Wise Road, Howard, Pennsylvania 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.

TextureA hard texture, full bodied cheese with a smooth, creamy paste
FlavorRichly pronounced buttery notes, balanced tang and hints of earth and a full nut finish
Aged10 months
Milk TypeSheep
Shelf Life3 months
Presentation4 oz wedge, 8 oz wedge, and 4 lb wheel; wedges vacuum sealed; wheel wrapped in butcher paper

Larger product sizes available. Contact us for pricing.


Goot Essa Der Muttershaft Kase is another all-natural gourmet cheese produced from raw sheep milk. This traditional Amish recipe is an artisanal, semi-soft tomme-style cheese with a creamy texture.  The rich, diverse flavor has notes of butter, earth and finishes with a slightly citrus tang accented by the fatty acids of sheep milk.  We produce Der Muttershaft Kase in 4 lb wheels and age them in our cheese cave for 3-4 months.  This cheese is a great appetizer cheese, served alone or with chewy breads or toast, as well as a compliment to a fresh fruit salad.  This sheep milk cheese also fits on an after-dinner cheese board following a main dish of fish or seafood. It is also a pleasing addition to a lighter charcuterie board.  Der Mutterschaft Kase pairs well with Goot Essa condiments like Nittany Valley Pure Honey and jams, as well as Dutch Treat Raspberry-Red Beet Spread, and fresh fruits like apples, red grapes and pears.  It also pairs well with Aunt Ruth’s Strawberry Rhubarb Conserve and compliments peppery salami, chorizo and prosciutto. We recommend a wide range of white wines and reds with lower tannins. This cheese is also complimentary with IPAs, stouts, brown ales, German Pilsner and Bock beer. Der Muttershaft Kase translates to “the mother sheep cheese” in Pennsylvania Dutch.

The sheep milk for Emanuel Vom Tal 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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