We established our farm in 2007, aspiring to hand-raise our own milking herd. We chose Alpine goats for their beautiful colors, sweet dispositions, easy handling and most of all, their ability to produce sweet creamy milk and a lot of it ! We have a great breeding program that keeps us in future milking stock and we train many of our wethers and does as pack goats.
So what do we do with all of that milk ? As you've probably guessed by now, we're making a lot of cheese and working on perfecting our recipes and techniques for Whole Goat's Milk Cheddar, Norwegian Nokkelost (soon we hope), Whole Goat's Milk Feta, Chevre and Whole Goat's Milk Buttermilk. The whole family gets involved and we are having a great time.
We hope you'll visit as often as you like ~ it's the best way to keep up with us here at Repose Ranch.
We hand raise all of our bucks and does from birth. We spend extra time holding and snuggling our babies and bottle feed them so they will be attached to us as 'mom', depending on us for their needs.
As they grow and become adults, this makes them very tame and much easier to handle when it comes time for day to day care, grooming and milking. It's worth every minute of extra work :)
Our does produce 1/2 to 1 gallon of milk every day.
Our goat's milk tastes very fresh and clean...and it never tastes 'goaty'. You should never be able to tell the difference between goat's milk and cow's milk if it's handled properly.
We love enjoying an ice-cold glass of goat's milk with freshly baked cookies, brownies, or on cereal....cocoa puffs are a favorite in our house!
We love making fresh cheeses from our goat's milk. Our favorites are chevre (a soft white cheese, similar to cream cheese) and feta (typically made with sheep's milk).
We enjoy chevre as an appetizer, spread on crackers with the addition of black grapes. We also love making homemade pizza, topping it with our fresh goat's milk feta cheese, fresh tomatoes and spinach.
We love featuring our goats doing what they do best...enjoying life! Whether it's out in the pasture, in the barn, or cuddling a newborn goat kid, there is always plenty of cuteness and fun to go around. Feel free to visit our Photo Gallery to see more photos. If you'd like to see our herd pedigree, visit Our Herd pages.Photo Gallery
Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and look well to your herds.