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Idyll Farms Deluxe Box – $80
G.O.A.T. cutting board
G.O.A.T. cheese knife
G.O.A.T. cheese spreader
Idyll Farms baseball hat
Idyll Pastures Fennel Pollen
Idyll Pastures Honey Lavender
Idyll Pastures Spreadable Garlic and Herb
Idyll Farms Aged and Fresh Goat Cheese Assortment – $40
Idyll Pastures- All flavors (Plain, Garlic and Herb, Fennel Pollen and Honey Lavender)
Idyll Farms Fresh Goat Cheese Assortment – $30
Idyll Pastures- All flavors ((Plain, Garlic and Herb, Fennel Pollen and Honey Lavender)
Idyll Pastures Spreadable- All flavors (Plain, Garlic and Herb and Honey Lavender)
We are proud to announce we won 4 awards at the 2018 American Cheese Society Competition held in Pittsburgh a few weeks ago! This brings our ACS award count to 15 in addition to our 5 World Championship Cheese Contest Awards- our Michigan produced cheese is definitely a contender in the International Cheese Scene! Here are the details-
2nd place- Idyll Gris 1 lb
(BG) open category soft-ripened cheeses made from goat’s milk
2nd place- Ricotta
(AG) Cottage cheese, cream cheese, fromage blanc, fromage frais, mascarpone, quark, and ricotta made from goat’s milk
3rd place- Idyll Gris 3 lb
(NS) Fresh Goat’s milk cheese aged 0-30 days (hand-shaped, formed or molded into pyramid, disc, drum, crottin, basket or other shape
3rd place- Idyll Pastures Garlic and Herbs
(KN) Fresh goat cheese with flavor added- 100% goat’s milk (Note: this category had the most entries out of the entire competition)
We just completed our kidding season of “G” names (we assign a different letter of the alphabet each year). Starting with “A” names, this would bring us to our 7th official kidding season! We had a total of 320 kids born at Idyll Farms this year! We selected 10 bucklings, 60 doelings to keep and prepared a group of 30 wethers to donate to a grazing conservation project associated with the Leelanau Conservancy. http://leelanauconservancy.org/blog/2018/04/25/war-garlic-mustard-goats-volunteers-dumpsters/ (more on this to come!) The rest of the kids were sold to a farm raising goats for 4-H children.
In March, we won two 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest awards. Our Idyll Pastures Fennel Pollen won a “Best in Class” in the “Flavored Soft Goat Cheeses” category, and our Idyll Pastures plain won a 3rd place in the “Soft Goat Milk Cheeses” category. This brings our award count up to 5 World Championship Cheese Contest awards and 11 American Cheese Society awards just going into our 6th season making cheese!
Hope you can join us this summer at one of our tours! In the meantime, follow us on Instagram, @idyllfarmschevre, our Idyll Farms Facebook page or Twitter.
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As the days get shorter and cooler it comes to the time of year when Idyll goats start to “dry off” their milk production in preparation for their kidding (birthing) season in the spring. We allow them this period of rest for their health and the health of their babies. What this means to our cheese production is that our fresh cheeses periodically will not be available roughly between end of December throughout March. We will have a limited supply of our raw milk, washed rind Temptation during this time.
As far as holiday baskets are concerned, this year we are doing a la carte baskets for those that are interested. Check out the cheese section, let us know what cheese and amount you are interested, as well as any other merchandise, and we will get back to you with a price list and availability.
From our Great Lakes Pastures, wishing you green pastures this coming holiday and year!