Farmstead Cheese farms
Massachusetts boasts a growing number of award-winning dairy specialty products including farmstead cheeses. The industry offers a large variety of cow and goats' milk cheeses. Half are Chevre, handmade in small batches with milk from dairy goats. The other products are crafted from cow's milk, including milk from brown Jerseys and black and white Holsteins.
Over 600,000 pounds of cheese are produced from Massachusetts's artisan farmstead dairy producers. Also important is the land that remains in agricultural production because of the specialty farmstead dairy industry. Agriculture maintains hundreds of thousands of acres of open space in Massachusetts. Some of the cheese producers offer tours or invite visitors to their retail stores. Some have mail order catalogs. Most of these cheeses are available in supermarkets, farm stands and specialty food shops, as well as featured in restaurants across the Bay State. Please call the producer to order or find out where their product can be purchased.
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