Behind Every Cheese Maker is a Dairy Farmer
Our farmers are our most important partners. Starting out with our own goat herd in the early days taught us that what happens on the farm is just as important as what happens in the creamery. Today we source fresh goat and cow milk from family farms in our community, standing on the shoulders of these hardworking farmers as we work together to achieve mutual success. We test every load of milk from every farmer; and as the components and quality of their milk improves, so does our cheese.
Our farmers are committed to
Humane Animal Husbandry
They never use sub-clinical antibiotics, hormones, or animal feeds that have been treated with chemical or synthetic fertilizers. Our farmers stand on the shoulders of their healthy, well-treated herds.
We never force our farmers to manipulate their herds to provide a consistent, year-round milk production. The animals cycle naturally, and we manage our production and aging processes accordingly.
We work with our farmers as partners and do not penalize them for “under-production” in winter months, nor “overproduction” in summer months.
We coordinate closely with farmers regarding their anticipated herd growth, freshening and drying cycles of the does, and anticipated breeding time frames.