Our Cheeses

Our Cheeses

Here at Goatsbeard Farm we specialize in cheeses made from both pasteurized and raw (unpasteurized) goat milk.  These are all known as “farmstead cheeses”, which means they are made on the farm where the milk is produced.  We, as farmer/cheesemakers, control quality all along the way—from feeding and handling the goats to making, aging and packaging the cheese.  Our standards are very high.

We offer the following cheeses at Goatsbeard Farm:  Fresh Rounds, Fresh Tubs, Soft-Ripened Cheese, Feta, and Raw Milk Cheese.

 

Fresh Rounds

We offer the following fresh cheeses, all made from pasteurized goat milk, culture, enzymes and salt.

  • Plain Round: a hand-ladled fresh cheese, mild and creamy, excellent for slicing or marinating. First Place Winner, plain chevre category at the American Goat Dairy Association Cheese Competition 2005. Min. 4 oz.
     
  • Pepper Round: a plain round of fresh cheese, rolled in cracked black pepper. Min. 4 oz.
     
  • Herb Round: a plain round of fresh cheese, rolled in dried herbes de Provence—tarragon, thyme, rosemary, basil, savory, organic lavender flowers and fennel seed. Min. 4 oz.
     
  • Marinated Slices: a plain round, sliced and placed in extra virgin olive oil with herbes de provence, whole black peppercorns, and sun-dried tomatoes. Min. 4 oz. of cheese.

 

Fresh Tubs

  • Plain Tub: a fresh goat cheese, mild and creamy, softer than the Plain Round, and suitable for spreading or mixing. 5 oz.
     
  • Herb Tub: fresh cheese, soft and spreadable, enhanced by the addition of herbes de Provence . 5 oz.
     
  • Garlic Tub: a soft goat cheese, enhanced by the addition of fresh minced garlic grown at Goatsbeard Farm. 5 oz.
     
  • Chipotle Tub: fresh cheese spiced with chipotle—a smoky jalapeno punch. 5 oz.

Soft-Ripened Cheese

  • Prairie Bloom: an aged fresh round with a delicate bloom rind on the outside and a soft and flavorful center.  Available in 3 oz. round. 
     

 

Feta-Style Cheese

  • Franklin Island: a young, mild cheese in the Mediterranean tradition of Greek feta.  Made from gently pasteurized goat milk and held in a slightly salty brine. 4 oz.

Raw Milk Cheese

Goatsbeard Farm also makes delicious aged cheeses from raw goat’s milk, culture, enzymes and salt. All of these cheeses are aged a minimum of 60 days, some much longer.

  • Walloon: an aged “hard” cheese with a nutty flavor, this slices and grates well. Delicious on sandwiches, pizzas or salads. Available in 4 oz. wedges.
     
  • Moniteau Blue: a rich, piquant tasting blue-veined cheese, delicious crumbled over salad or served with fruit. Missouri State Fair Blue Ribbon Winner 2002 and 2003. Available in 4 oz. wedges.
  • Osage Orange:  a beautiful washed-rind münster, delicious and full of flavor as only a European-style münster can be. 

Nutritional Value of Goat Cheese

We are often asked for dietary information regarding goat cheese, particularly our fresh goat cheese. Following is a comparison of fresh goat cheese and cream cheese made from cow’s milk.

Per ounce of cheese:

  Fresh Goat Cheese Cream Cheese
Calories 69.4 99.5
Protein (grams) 4.0 2.1
Fat (grams) 5.5 10.0
Cholesterol (mg) 17.6 30.5
Sodium (mg) 83.4 84.5

(This information was made available by the American Dairy Goat Products Association.)



Fresh cheese rounds drying prior to packaging.
 

Care of Your Cheese
Fresh cheese is perishable and must be stored in your refrigerator.  However, for maximum enjoyment, remove the cheese about 30 minutes before serving and bring to room temperature.