Carmody cheese is a pasteurized Jersey cow's milk cheese. The cheese is manufactured by Bellweather Farms in Petaluma, California. The cheese is mild but has a distinctive buttery flavor. It reminds me a little of a very high quality but more flavorful Monterey Jack. Carmody cheese is aged about 6 weeks. One ounce of Carmody is about 90 calories.
The name Carmody comes from the name of a road than runs through the costal Sonoma hills.
The cheese melts well so you can use it in a quesadilla, a grilled cheese sandwich or even in your favorite mac and cheese recipe. I enjoy this cheese on my cheeseboard with Toscano salami, Multi-grain crackers and green or red grapes.
Look for this cheese in your local grocer with a well-stocked cheese department. Whole Foods does carry it in some locations. It is available on Amazon.com sold directly by Bellweather Farms as well as iGourmet: Buy Carmody cheese
The Bellweather Farms company suggests pairing Carmody with a Pinot Noir or a Chardonnay. For beer drinkers try a Porter or another option would be a nice dry cider.
If you don't have Carmody cheese you could substitute one of the following:
Cultured Pasteurized Milk, Salt, Traditional Rennet.
A few slices of Carmody cheese with Toscano Salami and Ozery Multi-Grain Thin crackers one of my new favorites.
The best way to store this cheese is wrapped in wax paper then placed in a an airtight plastic container. If you are buying the cheese cut and wrapped in plastic you should remove that plastic, then rewrap it in waxed paper or cheese paper if you happen to have it. Each time you use the cheese you should give it a fresh wax paper wrap.