WSDC Dante 18mth 4.5kg

Product Profile:

Name Dante 18mth
Producer Wisconsin Sheep Dairy Cooperative
Origin Midwest (Plain, Wisconsin), USA
Milk Stock Pasteurised sheep milk
Rennet Type  -
Format Wheel
Size 4.5kg random weight
Minimum Order Quarter wheel (1.1kg approx.)
Qty Per Box 2 wheels


This modern award winning cheese was created in 2004 by the Madison College of Agriculture and America’s largest ewe’s milk cooperative – The Wisconsin Sheep Dairy Cooperative (WSDC).

Fresh ewe’s milk is collected from more than a dozen dairy farms scattered across Iowa and Wisconsin between March and September and transported to Harmony Specialty Dairy Foods. Dante cheese is handmade there in small batches, using principles adapted from a traditional Gouda recipe.

After salting, the young wheels are covered with a thin edible coating to prevent mould growth penetrating the rind as the cheese matures. 

Most Dante is aged for just 6 months but this ‘custom made’ cheese was graded for extra ageing for Calendar Cheese. After eighteen months in the dairy’s cellars, its concentrated golden texture has developed an exceptional nutty caramel finish.


servings per pack: 150 approx.               serving size: 28g     
  per serve per 100g
Energy  464kj 1636kj
Protein  7g 23g
Fat, Total  9g 33g
  - Saturated  6g 22g
Carbohydrates 0g 0g
  - Sugars  0g 0g
Calcium  232mg  820mg 
Sodium  120mg 430mg
Ingredients: pasteurised sheep milk, salt, starter, rennet.

Information for this profile sourced from AOAP Staff and Calendar Cheese Co.


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