A family owned farm

a little story about us

In 1997, our daughters Rachel and Amanda started raising goats for their 4-H project. After much research into the health benefits of goat’s milk, we began drinking the milk from our goats and noticed a great improvement in our family’s overall health. The news quickly spread about the change in our health, and many of our family and friends also turned to goat’s milk. This evolved into a rapidly increasing number of goats on our farm, a great participation in our goat share program, and eventually, the development of our creamery.

We now have over 150 Alpine and Nubian goats who are well loved and all named – yes, we know each goat by name! They happily graze on non-GMO alfalfa, which we grow on healthy soil, fertilized with manure we compost ourselves. This is an eco-friendly system that keeps everything happy and well sustained. The animals are not treated with any drugs, hormones, or vaccinations, and are only given antibiotics as a last resort to save them if they’re sick. We believe “we are what we eat,” and run our farm as green as possible.

Though the farm has grown, our commitment to integrity has remained the same. We’re confident you’ll agree.

Thank you for your interest in our farm!

John & Mary Windemuller

The Beginning

We started making cheese for our family many years ago. It was starting to take up too much room in the kitchen, so in 2012, we added on a creamery to our home so we could make enough to share!

The Process

We start by milking all 150 goats in our Grade A Milking Parlor. We pasteurize the milk with a low temperature pasteurization method, then culture the pasteurized milk with the best cultures available.

The Cheeses

Fresh Chèvre
Valençay
Crottin
Tomme
Gouda
Feta

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Why use goat's milk?

The health benefits

Lower in Fat and Calories

Goat's milk chèvre has approximately 76 calories and 6 grams of fat per ounce. This is much lower than cow's milk cream cheese, which generally has around 100 calories and 9 grams of fat per ounce.

Better Nutritional Make-Up

Goat's milk is a complete protein, meaning it contains all of the essential amino acids necessary to produce healthy cells in our bodies. It has more Vitamin A, B6, and D, in addition to more potassium, manganese, chloride, calcium, and copper than cow's milk.

Easier to Digest

People who are lactose intolerant are often able to tolerate goat cheese. The levels of lactose in cow's and goat's milk are similar, but the fat globules in goat's milk are small, and remain suspended in the milk. This makes goats milk easier to digest.

Contains Probiotics

Our low temp pasteurization method allows goat cheese to contain moderate levels of probiotics–the "good" bacteria that aid gastrointestinal health in the human body.

All Non-GMO and Gluten Free

Our goat cheese has no additives, preservatives, or bovine growth hormones that can be found in many cow's milk cheeses.

And there's more

These are just a few of the many health benefits which goat's milk can bring to it's consumers.

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