We began handcrafting cheese on the goat farm in 2010, and in July 2013 our dream became a reality with the opening of the Door County Creamery, a cheesemaking facility and retail store to sell our cheeses and goat’s milk gelato. Our tag line is our mission: love local cheese. We wanted to give the Door County community the opportunity to fall in love with fresh, local cheeses, just as we had on a farmstead in France five years ago. Which is how it all began.
The creamery resides one mile from the farm, which allows us to source the freshest possible milk for our cheeses. Our beloved goats roam freely in the pasture, you may even spot them if you’re driving by. By focusing on creating fresh chevre in a variety of seasonal flavors, we hope to make goat cheese lovers out of everyone. In addition to goat cheeses, we make cow’s milk cheese, sourced from a local dairy farmer in Bailey’s Harbor, WI, and fresh goat’s milk gelato, made daily (and at times, more than daily!)
As the season progresses we will introduce more aged cheeses from our aging cellar. We look forward to sharing local cheese with you. If you’d like to read the full story of our opening, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a great article! Read the story here.
Please watch our Wisconsin Foodie episode HERE!
Please stop by to say hello, taste some cheese and tell us what you think. We’d love to hear from you.
Jesse & Rachael Johnson,
Proprietors/Farmers/Cheesemakers/Milkers/Gelato Scoopers, Door County Creamery