Idyll Farms

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Idyll Farms is an award winning dairy in northern Michigan, where their goats graze about 200 acres of Leelanau Peninsula lush grasses, trees, leaves, brush and wildflowers. Blessed with abundant snow and rain and proximity to Lake Michigan, which creates rich, fertile soil and pastures.

Using old world techniques and recipes Idyll Farms starts the production process with fresh milk from their goats daily, using natural enzymes, bacteria , and cultures. The cheeses are then gently hand ladled into molds so as to not disturb the fat molecules, allowing them to coalesce into award-winning cheeses.

In the final part of the cheese making process, each cheese is flipped, washed and cared for in state-of-the art cheese affinage caves until they are perfectly aged. Great Lakes Pastures. Great Goat Cheese.

Our Featured Idyll Farms Cheese
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Idyll Pastures is the name for the simple fresh cheese that Idyll Farms makes. After all, the milk and cheese comes from goats who graze on fertile Michigan pastures filled with wild grasses and flowers. 

The result is a fresh farmstead goat cheese shaped into a delicately fluffy 4oz round which can be spread or sliced. The flavor is remarkably delicate, with light citrus notes and the smooth clean taste of super fresh milk.

There are countless ways to use this cheese. Here are some ideas: with egg dishes, spread into sandwiches or toast, sliced into salads, tossed into pasta dishes, stirred into tuna, chicken salads, topped with olive oil and fresh herbs, with fresh berries, jams, chutneys, honey or simply placed on a cheese board.

If you like this 'Plain' Idyll Pastures, try the other flavors: Garlic and Herb, Fennel Pollen, or Honey Lavender. 
All Idyll Farms Cheeses
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This ash-ripened goat cheese looks like both a two layer cake and a work of art. Young but lightly aged, this stunner is made of pastured goat milk in Michigan and demonstrates all the care of its production, in both flavor and appearance. ... read more
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Michigan's Idyll Farms makes this delicate fresh cheese with various flavors. This version has the addition of fennel pollen for a taste that will transport you straight to the grassy pastures of Michigan, where the goats leisurely roam. This... read more
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Idyll Pastures is what Idyll Farms calls their simple fresh cheese. It seems like a good name since the cheese is made from pastured milk of goats grazing on wild grasses and flowers. The final product is a fresh farmstead goat cheese in a... read more
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This oh-so-delicate fresh cheese comes from Michigan's Idyll Farms, and is named 'Idyll Pastures'. This version is flavored with the addition of honey and lavender, for a taste which might transport you straight to the pasture itself. Just... read more
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Idyll Pastures is the name for the simple fresh cheese that Idyll Farms makes. After all, the milk and cheese comes from goats who graze on fertile Michigan pastures filled with wild grasses and flowers.  The result is a fresh farmstead... read more
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Idyll Puck is the same cheese as the award winning Idyll Gris, but just half the size. Hand ladled and painted with a silvery vegetable ash, this cheese is lightly aged, and therefore slightly firmer than a fresh goat cheese. Still soft, the... read more
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Idyllweiss has the flavor of a bright goat cheese, but some extra indulgence. Goat's milk is very low in fat, which makes it perfect for light and refreshing cheese. But sometimes we crave the same grassy flavors with a little richness.... read more
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Mont Idyll is a Michigan-made version of a cheese from France called Valencay. The name makes more sense when you see it: Mont Idyll is shaped like a little mountain missing its peak. The form is made from goat cheese and painted with the... read more