Yves, owner of the farm, says, “The idea for Midnight Goat Farm and artisan cheese making quickly developed after taking a CVU class in the fall of 2010. After 25 years in technology, sitting inside behind a desk all day, I was ready for a change. I’ve always loved cooking food and brewing beer, so decided to try something new - Cheese Making.” With months of thorough research, “it was time to get our own goats. We started with just three pregnant French Alpine does - Shawna, Dawn and Nettie. Although a little nervous at first (both me and the goats), we quickly formed a strong bond. Goats are wonderful, intelligent animals. They know their names, come when they are called and all have their own voices and personalities.
Lantman’s Market carries Midnight Goat Farm’s Chevre – a creamy and light cheese “with just a subtle tang of sharpness. Perfect on a baguette or cracker, or try it warmed on top of a slice of tomato with basil, in a salad, folded in an omelet, or topping your next pizza. The options are endless!” You can find the cheese in the four-sided cooler next to the bakery department with the other specialty cheeses. With a lot of long hours and hard work, “we would not trade this new direction that we have taken. The goats have become part of our family and are an endless source of joy and laughter. We spend much of our days with them, outside in the beautiful Vermont countryside… If you’re in the neighborhood, please stop by to say hi to the goats – they love to talk!”
To find out more about Midnight Goat Farm visit their website here.