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
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.