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.

  • Late Summer Days

    The fall is knocking on the porch door -- The cooler mornings are a welcomed change.. and the little bits of rain are greatly appreciated. We continue to attend 3 farmers markets - Newton on Tuesday, Copley Sq. on Friday and Marblehead on Saturday. Come see us at these markets. THE ON FARM STORE IS OPEN!!! NOW EVERY DAY! Store hours are Monday - Sunday 7 am - 7 pm. Stop by and pick up the fresh goat cheese. Mozzarella From Mozzarella House is Peabody Is here now on the weekends. This is in limited supply - Come get YOURS! ALSO - signed copies of THE DAIRY GOAT HANDBOOK- are available. Ann's book is filled with goat raising information for folks of all ages and abilities. Our New T-Shirts will be available NOW!! Proudly show off your "GOAT-titude"!! Farm tours and educational opportunities abound here. Email or call -- and let's arrange a date and time. Pick a subject to learn about and I will custom arrange a learning session for any size group. ADVANCE notice is necessary . Email Ann at, call or stop by... 192 TUTTLE ROAD STERLING, MA 01564 978-422-6646
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