Making Cheese

Our Crystal Brook Farm Fresh Goat Cheese is
made from our goats’ milk – pure, natural, fresh.
A 3 day process is used, creating a flavorful cheese that is
tangy but clean, and finishing with a creamy sweetness.

DAY 1

The milk is pasteurized according to
FDA requirements.
We use a low temperature process.

The milk is cooled according to
our recipe and specific bacterial
cultures are added, along with rennet.

We use microbial rennet to
coagulate the milk protein.
The mixture of milk, culture and
rennet ripens for 18-20 hours,
resulting in the formation of curds and whey.

 

 


DAY 2

The soft curd is hung in cheese cloth bags.
The whey (liquid part of the cheese)
drains from the curd.
The bags hang for 20-24 hours,
allowing proper drainage.
The whey is fed to the goats- a nutritional treat!!!

 

DAY 3

The drained curd is hand formed into logs, mixed with ingredients and vacuum sealed.  The logs are properly chilled, labeled and prepared for sale at our
Crystal Brook Farm Store,

Farmers Markets,

Local Stores and Restaurants.

Customers enjoy the cheese on their favorite bread or crackers,
in salads or use in a variety of Recipes.

Visit THE KITCHEN for additional information.

  • Fall is here!

    The crisp morning air reminds us that we are in a place of movement. The change of seasons invigorates and moving into fall is one of the most invigorating. Colors of leaves take over the landscape, the blue sky is so blue, and even grasses take on a deep hue.

    The goats' milk has a depth to it, also, as they continue to graze the hayfield. We're about half way down the field. The depth is particularly noticed in the sweeter cheeses, such as Cranberry Orange and Australian Ginger. Enjoy these cheeses with apples, pears, winter squash and stuffed peppers.

    Farmers Markets remain in full swing. Fall crops are abundant. Start stocking up for the winter months. We continue to off our volume discount for cheese sales. Buy 4 or more goat cheeses and receive 10% off. Please place orders if you want a large quantity. email us at crystalbrookfarm@comcast.net at least 3 days before your market. See more about our market schedule under The Store:Farmers Markets. Visit us at the markets.

    Coming to Sterling area to pick apples? Slip over to our farm and visit with the goats and pick up some cheese. Our ON-FARM Store is OPEN - Wednesday through Sunday, 7 am - 7 pm.

    Self guided tours are free and open during daylight hours, Wed. - Sun. Guided tours are available by appointment only. See Dooryard/Tours section.

    ??? email us at crystalbrookfarm@comcast.net, call or stop by...

    192 TUTTLE ROAD STERLING, MA 01564 978-422-6646

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