"Nettlesome" only in name, this semisoft cheese ($22 per pound) blends sheep's milk and cow's milk and adds an infusion of stinging-nettle leaves. The sting is gone, thank goodness — cooking tames the irritating tendencies of the nettle leaves, which offer an herbal overtone that edges suggestively toward smokiness.
Valley Shepherd Creamery
90 Fairmount Rd., Long Valley, New Jersey
At the Union Square Greenmarket