Our Farmstead Artisan Goat Cheese comes from Black Mesa Ranch in Snowflake, Arizona. Black Mesa Ranch’s pampered and happy goats are milked twice daily by rancher Kathryn Heininger. Her husband David then craftfully turns the milk into fine and delicious cheeses. Black Mesa Ranch has both the “Certified Humanely Raised and Handled” and the “Certified Naturally Grown” labels. Their cheeses have won many regional and national awards.
Goat cheese shares: One goat cheese share consists of a one six-ounce chèvre log, to be picked up every other week. One goat cheese share costs $7.00 per pickup. Goat cheese shares are available from May through December.
There are four flavors available: Plain, Herb, Chipotle and Jalapeño. We offer 3 cheese share options, or plans: Plain only, Plain and Herb, and All 4 Flavors. When you select an option with more than one flavor, the flavors rotate with each pickup.
Cash sales: We usually have some aged goat cheeses (blue, Swiss style and Dutch style), feta, boule and fresh cheese logs available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. Cheese logs are also available at $7.50 per log. Note: for best value, get a cheese share, and save 50 cents per log.
Trading cheeses: Members who have a cheese share can trade their log with any cheese that is available for sale. If there is a price difference, you or we will pay the difference.
Add a cheese share to your existing subscription: to add one or more cheese shares to your existing subscription, see Help: Change Your Subscription.
What if you forget or are unable to pick up your cheese share? If you forget to pick up your cheese share on a given day, we freeze it for you for up to a month. After 1 month it gets donated to charity.
Goat milk candy: Black Mesa Ranch also produces exquisite chocolate and candy made from the ranch’s goat milk cream and top-grade Belgian chocolate: Truffles, Caramels, Mints, Toffees, Barks, Rubbles and Fudge. They are available from Thanksgivings to Valentine’s Day, so grab them when they’re there!