The barn at Hildene Farm is designed specifically to house Hildene’s herd of Nubian goats and for public viewing of cheese production from milking to small batch processing, pasteurization, aging and packaging of Hildene Farm Artisanal Cheeses. This is a micro operation with our cheesemakers, making and banking cheese year round using cow’s milk from local farms to produce havarti. After the annual kidding season, production turns to the making of fresh chevre. Goat’s milk havarti is also produced during the spring and summer seasons. The goat farming operation clearly broadens the focus of Hildene, beyond its designation as a historic home, and is now an integral part of the thriving agricultural education component of the institution.
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