A couple of weeks ago, very quietly, we started carrying Baetje Farms goat cheeses. Some varieties of these beautiful and delicious cheeses are even heart shaped which is perfect because they are so buttery that it will melt your heart. The cheeses are award-winning and you can tell that with the first bite. The flavor is a bit milder than other goat cheeses I’ve tried and I imagine that even folks who don’t typically like goat cheese, might convert if they tried Baetje cheeses. I recently enjoyed the dill goat cheese (the whole “heart” of cheese was covered in fresh dill) with some smoked salmon (also from LHG of course) and loved every bite of it. We offer several varieties and it varies each week.
The farmers take extra care with their goats. I found this on their website and thought it so lovely.
Our dairy goats receive an unlimited supply of filtered spring water to drink from a spring here at our farm. We also supplement their diet with organic herbal teas, (which they love warm esp. in the cold of winter). They receive daily: organic mineral supplements, locally grown alfalfa hay, browse pasture, and are fed an all natural antibiotic free whole grain ration that has been custom prepared to our specifications. We make sure in essence that our goats are receiving the correct amounts of protein, vitamins, minerals and other necessary nutrients. Our goats are free to choose what they prefer to do, whether it is to skip and run up a hill, lie under the shade of a tree, soak up some sunshine, or play with one of their herd mates. They are not in tie stalls or kept in confinement as are done on other dairies. Nor are they fed hormones to increase their milk production, nor are they on a constant stream of feed laden with antibiotics.
Hope to see you soon.