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Janet Fletcher: Redwood Hill Farm cousins: Cameo and Camellia

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Craig Lee / Special to The Chronicle

While most consumers might not think about it, the size of a cheese can be critical.

Cameo, a bloomy-rind Camembert-style goat’s milk cheese from Sonoma’s Redwood Hill Farm, bears more than a passing resemblance to Camellia, one of the farm’s early products, but weighs twice as much (8 ounces versus 4) and is more dressed up, with a sprig of lemon verbena and a sprinkling of pink peppercorns on top.

The two cheeses originate from the same curd, says Redwood Hill proprietor Jennifer Bice. But for some retailers, Cameo, which premiered about 18 months ago, creates issues.

Read more Jan Fletcher’s latest at SF Gate
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