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.

  • Thanksgiving Amongst us

    The fall leaves have mostly fallen, and we are preparing for the colder days ahead. While we have a day set aside for Thanks Giving, I think its best to give thanks throughout every day. After setting a new fence for the goats this morning, a Marsh Hawk.. aka Northern Harrier.. glided over the field. What a sight! Brilliant white rump patch, banded tail, rufous breast and powerful wings. This agile raptor amazed me with its smooth, definite flight, searching amongst the field brush and cattails =looking for prey. Smaller birds hastily flew out of its way, which is what really drew my eye to the sky. I watched in awe and wonder. and said a word of Thanks. Gratitude is a powerful energy. Let us realize more graciousness in our lives. Be Full of Thanks. Self guided farm tours are free and open during daylight hours, Wed. - Sun. Guided tours are available by appointment only. See Dooryard/Tours section. Ann's recently released, "The Dairy Goat Handbook" is available at our On-Farm Store (autographed copies!!), 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!! ??? email us at, call or stop by... 192 TUTTLE ROAD STERLING, MA 01564 978-422-6646
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