about our cheese
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chevre
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Chevre
Our chevre has a very fresh taste. We use the finest French cultures and it is incubated for twelve hours and then drained in bags to give it a wonderful smooth texture and taste. All of our chevre cheese is packaged in tubs which make great storage containers so you can eat a little bit of it and snap the lid on to keep it fresh for the next day. Our chevre tubs can also be frozen and thawed in the fridge when you need cheese. We recommend everyone have a few tubs in the freezer in case you have a goat cheese emergency.
Raw
Our raw goat milk cheese is only made from real raw goat milk. We take raw goat milk from the goats on our farm and then make the cheese. We don't add preservatives, or mold inhibitors. We do add salt to the cheese which has a preservation effect. As long as the cheese stays vacuum sealed you can keep it in the fridge for months or even years. Read about our process in the F.A.Q’s below.
F.A.Q’s
Q: Is the raw cheese real raw or do you use a low pasteurization process?

A:
Our cheese is only made from real raw goat milk. We take raw goat milk from the goats on our farm and then make the cheese. We do have a vat pasteurizer with the low pasteurizing process of 145 degrees for 30 mins but we ONLY use this for our PASTEURIZED goat milk cheese. We use this to make our fresh chevre and also pasteurized versions of our cheese. The advantage of the pasteurized goat milk cheese is, we can sell it right away. By law, we have to age the raw goat milk cheese for 2 months before selling it and must keep log books and identification on every package so we don't mix it up with the pasteurized milk cheese or sell it before 2 months of aging time. The milk inspectors require this in order to sell raw goat milk cheese.

Q: How long can I keep it unopened in the refrigerator?

A:
Our Raw Goat Milk Cheeses are vacuum sealed to preserve them. We don't add preservatives, or mold inhibitors. We do add salt to the cheese and salt has a preservation effect. As long as the cheese stays vacuum sealed you can keep it in the fridge for months or even years. Once opened, or if the seal is compromised, oxygen will get in the package and it will start to grow mold. If this happens you can cut the moldy part off or some people even prefer to eat the mold. I guess it depends on what type grows, some molds are delicious and healthy, other are not. Since it depends what spores are in the air we have no way to know what type of mold might be growing on the cheese, so to be safe we recommend you cut the mold off.

Q: Do you give the goats hormones, and antibiotics. Are you organic certified?

A:
We are not certified organic, the main reason for this is we love our goats and if one does get sick, we want to treat them and help them get better. Organic certification requires that ALL the goats NEVER GET ANTIBIOTICS EVER FOR ANY REASON AND IF THEY DO THEY MUST LEAVE THE FARM AND NEVER COME BACK. This basically means they must die because there is no place for all the organic goats to go and stay if they get sick. So we choose to not be organic so they can stay at our farm and get well with their friends. This may only be once or twice in the whole life of the goat, some goats may never get sick and may never need treatment. So it isn't like every goat on the farm is given antibiotics everyday. All antibiotics are given for specific conditions under the recommendation/diagnosis of a veterinarian. If we do use antibiotics for a goat that would leave milk antibiotic residues, we move her to another pen and care for her there until the residue time has passed. Every batch of our milk is tested to be proven free of residues by an independent and CDFA certified lab . We never have used nor will we ever use the Bovine growth hormone RBST to increase production of our goats.

Q: Are your goats raised outdoors, are they pasture fed?

A:
Our goats are housed in open housing with indoor and outdoor areas and are allowed to go wherever they please. The diet for our goats is simple, Hydroponic Barley fodder grass, alfalfa hay, Bermuda grass hay, leaves and browse from the trees on the farm and Barley grain. We do NOT feed corn or soy beans to our goats. We live in the desert so while there is some winter forage most of the year our goats do not have pasture.
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Ingredients


Chevre


Apricot & Honey
Apricots, High Fructose Corn Syrup,
Corn Syrup, Sugar, Fruit Pectin, Citric Acid

Jalapeño Chevre
Pasteurized Goat Milk, Chopped Jalapeño Peppers,
Crushed Red Pepper,
Salt, Vegetable Rennet, Cultures

Herbs De Provence Chevre
Pasteurized Goat Milk, Rosemary, Thyme, Fennel,
Basil, Savory, Lavender, Salt,
Vegetable Rennet,cultures

Garlic & Onion Chevre
Pasteurized Goat Milk, Garlic, Onion, Chives,
Vegetable Rennet, Cultures

Original Unflavored Chevre
Pasteurized Goat Milk, Salt, Vegetable Rennet,
Cultures

Soft Blooming Mold-Ripened Cheeses


Mt. Baldy
Pasteurized Cultured Goats Milk, Salt,
Vegetable Rennet, Penicillium Candidum,
Vegetable Ash

Glacier
Pasteurized Cultured Goats Milk, Salt, Vegetable Rennet,
Penicillium Candidum


Feta and Mozzarella


Raw Mozzarella
raw goats milk, cultures, lipase, vegetarian rennet, salt

Pasteurized Feta
pasteurized goats milk, cultures, lipase, vegetarian rennet, salt

Raw Feta
raw goats milk, cultures, lipase, vegetarian rennet, salt

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