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.


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.




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!!!



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.

  • Changing Seasons

    The Autumn Season is rolling towards us. Record breaking heat disguises this idea. but the upper branches on the sugar maples tells a different story. "Blaze a New Trail this Autumn" read a local advertisement. Well worn paths have lots of merit, New unfamiliar paths do as well. Come visit the quiet Tuttle Road in Sterling and explore a new culinary path with Crystal Brook Farm Goat Cheese. The fall cheese is full of sweetness and flavor as the foraging plants change with the season. Perfect for pairing with fresh picked apples -- Sterling is well known for its apples! Around the corner on Heywood Road are enjoyable, less traveled hiking trails managed by Mass. Fisheries and Wildlife. Ann's recently released, "The Dairy Goat Handbook" is available at our On-Farm Store, and online outlets like Amazon. Learn interesting dairy goat and basic animal husbandry facts to explore your GOAT-titude! & wow the group on trivia night!! Self guided farm tours are free and open during daylight hours, Wed. - Sun. Guided tours are available by appointment only. See Dooryard/Tours section. ??? email us at, call or stop by... 192 TUTTLE ROAD STERLING, MA 01564 978-422-6646
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