By Julie Thibodeau, Country Critters Farm
Country Critters Farm, LLC is a small family farm that has been a part of Winchester for the past nine years, producing naturally raised meats. This April we were licensed by the State of New Hampshire to create our own unique farmstead goat cheeses from the milk of our goats.
We offer many different flavors of fresh chevre in a variety of sizes. In the near future we will be offering aged cheeses as well. All of our goat cheeses are made from our own goats’ milk. Currently our fifteen goats produce fifteen gallons of milk a day! Of the twenty plus kid goats that were born recently, eleven are does which we plan to add to our milking herd, with a goal of having thirty milking goats in the future. Our goats enjoy being out on pasture and guarded by their loyal companions, Rose, Emma and Ana, three Great Pyrenees dogs.
All of our cheeses are available for purchase at our farm and at many farmers markets and retailers of local products throughout the area. In addition to a small retail area at the farm (open daily 9am to 7pm), we will be at the following farmers’ markets; Saturday Gilbo Avenue in Keene, Bedford on Tuesday, Peterborough and Derry on alternating Wednesdays, Cheshire Medical Center every Thursday (alternating between Claremont and Amherst) and then on Fridays we will alternate between Weare and Newport. For updates on farm happenings follow our Facebook page, or feel free to email or give us a call.
No two cheeses are alike; each cheese is special to the area it is made in. We hope you stop by for a visit and try our cheese!
Country Critters Farm
240 Forest Lake Road
Winchester, NH 03470