Josh Pond Farm Down East Tomme Natural RindJosh Pond Farm
Down East Tomme is a semi-hard, raw goat-milk cheese handmade in small batches in the tradition of artisan farmstead cheesemaking. This cheese is made from our goat's milk in the summer months when they graze on over 25 acres of fresh pasture. This cheese has a natural dark-speckled rind, and is dry, nutty, flavorful, and sharp!
Flavor Profile: Earthy, nutty, and sharp.
Aged 8 months
Our partners at Josh Pond Farm are cheese making professionals using old world techniques and recipes. Your cheese is hand picked and shipped right from their cheese cave to your door. To ensure the quality of the cheese during delivery, all shipments will go out Monday through Wednesday with 1-2 day delivery.
*We provide free shipping to the following states with a minimum purchase of $100 of Josh Pond Farm products (CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, and VT). If shipping to a different state, you can choose either 2 day air or overnight - shipping charges will be automatically calculated upon checkout. Free shipping is supplier specific and cannot be combined with other suppliers. If you have any questions please email email@example.com or call us directly 717.461.7447.
Josh Pond is home to a herd of beautiful and spirited Swiss Alpine goats. Our goats live a blessed life: sleeping in a timber-framed barn, eating organic grain and hay, and having acres of healthy pasture and forest to spend their days. Every goat has a name, a unique personality, and the Josh Pond herdsmen know each one of them dearly. Our mission is to care for our goats with an organic and holistic approach, keeping their individual health, safety, and livelihood at the forefront of our husbandry practices.
It began in 2014, when a couple of Oberhasli goats came to live at Josh Pond, and today (2018) we have 12 milking does, and are raising 23 young does that will join our milking herd in the next few years. We became Maine's 4th certified organic goat herd in 2018, providing Josh Pond's cheesemaker with organic, healthy, and delicious milk to transform into aged cheeses.
The cheeses of Josh Pond are handmade in small batches in the tradition of artisan farmstead cheesemaking. During the summer months, we create an aged raw-milk, tomme from our organic goat's milk. This seasonalcheese breathes of the diverse pasture our goats graze on, and is named Down East Tomme, reflecting our down east home. During the winter, we let our goats rest, and we make a variety of aged cheeses with the certified organic cow milk from the nearby Tide Mill Farm.
Josh Pond is a member of the American Cheese Society and the Maine Cheese Guild.