Sunflower Farm Creamery Products
[ goat milk soap soap, lip gloss, goat milk feta, chèvre, goat milk yogurt, salted vanilla goat milk caramels, chocolate goat milk fudge & chocolate/chevre truffles & cajeta]
We are a small state licensed Nigerian Dwarf Dairy. Our animals are treated like queens and the result is delicious cheese. It is simple, fresh, creamy and has no strong goatie taste.
We believe in selling only fresh cheese so we do not freeze our products or add preservatives. Our chevre, feta and caramel will be available May-November each year. From December-April the goats will be bred and resting up for kidding season in April & May. Goat kids are for sale each spring.
Becoming licensed was an exciting process which included meeting with our state milk inspector, drawing up the plans to convert a garage space between our house and barn, a year of building and finally in August 2012, our inspection! This year I am hand milking 25 goats twice a day and both Chris and I are teaching high school in Saco. We get great milk and cheese test results from the state.
Because they are new to the scene, many wonder about the Nigerian Dwarf Goat’s Dairy Quality. Those who work with them know they are easy to milk, cost less to feed, and produce almost twice as much cheese per gallon of milk because they have the highest butterfat content of any dairy goat. As an added bonus, their size makes them easy for any person young or old to handle. Add all this to the fact that they can be bred any time of the year, making year round milking and cheese production possible, and they are perhaps the most versatile milking goat on the scene!
We want to sell cheese that tastes like summer: fresh memorable, and as delicious as a day spent with friends. Stop by to get some for your next dinner, visit with family or picnic. While you are at the farm, visit the animals and cheese kitchen, then you will see the whole process and know the product is something you can feel wonderful about eating.