A Word about the Nettle Meadow Cheese and Spirits Pairing

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Dear Friends,
aaaAfter a great deal of thought, we at Nettle Meadow have decided not to host the popular Cheese and Spirits Pairing again this year, but to focus our efforts on the ongoing challenges of cheese production, our herd and Sanctuary. We thank you aaasincerely for your past support, and hope you will come visit us on other occasions throughout the year. You know, I'm sure, that every Saturday we host free noon tours,
but here are some other special events comimg up this summer and fall

Goat Cheese Ice Cream Special! - Sunday of Memorial Day weekend (May 28), noon to 3 p.m.

Share goat cheese ice cream ($3 per scoop) and sunshine and meet our newest baby goats and lambs. Proceeds benefit Kemp Sanctuary at Nettle Meadow.

Cheese Jam at Nettle Meadow:

Enjoy our new concert series,held the second Friday of June, July, August and September Doors open at 5 p.m. Opening act 5:30 - 6:30; Main act 7 - 9. Water and localy sourced beer for sale, accompanied by Nettle Meadow's highly-awarded cheeses.
June 9 Main act: The Old Main; Sara Pierson opens.
July 14 - Main act: Arthur Buezo; Sara Pierson opens.
August 11 - Main act: North and South Dakotas; Opener TBA
September 14 -Main act: Giovanina Bucci; Opener TBA

Thurman Fall Farm Tour, Saturday, October 7, 9 - 4

Nettle Meadow will host an open house, with tours, talks and tastes, as well as a $5 luncheon buffet. There will be cider pressing and kids' activity tent and fun for the whole family. See you then!

Nettle Meadow Haunted Farm Tour,
October 27, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. and Oct. 28, 5-8:30 p.m.  

Walk the haunted trail, meet folks from bygone days at the farm, and enjoy refreshments. Come if you dare! Donation benefits Kemp Animal Sanctuary.

What else has been going on?

In March 2017 Nettle Meadow added four more cheese prizes to its array of past awards.. This year's winners are--

  • Best in Class win for their Briar Summit three milk double crème pyramid
  • Second Place win for their newest semi-aged cheese, Sappy Ewe which combines sheep’s milk and cow’s milk with a maple reduction and ash dusted bloomy rind.
  • Fifth Place finish Mixed Milk Bloomy rind category for Three Sisters crotin which combines goat, sheep and cow cheeses
  • Fourth Place for their new Habanero Peach Fromage Frais spreadable cheese.

Nettle Meadow Cheeses Kudos

Said one critic: "Kunik. It may very well be the sexiest cheese in the U.S.A." Kunik Cheese Review - Esquire Cheese of the Week - Anne Saxelby, Esquire

And other media have weighed in, as well:
"Nettle Meadow Farm's Honey Lavender Fromage Blanc is one of the most delicious cheeses I've tasted." James Beebe, Corks and Curds

"True to the cheese's unusual original recipe of goat's milk combined with high-butterfat Jersey cream, Kunik tastes like whipped butter, tangy spring crème fraîche and hazelnuts, and spreads like frosting over a cake."


It's always about the animals and the cheese.

Tours at noon every Saturday

We brought home the gold!Celebrating successes and cherishing our animals