On June 27, Bifrost Farms Creamery became the only farmstead goat cheese micro-creamery in western Wisconsin.

Licensed cheesemaker Meg Wittenmyer opened Bifrost Farms to provide a local source of fresh goat milk products. Her focus is on helping to build a vibrant, sustainably active food community in Dunn County and surrounding areas.

A farmstead creamery differs from the typical cheese factory of Wisconsin in that the goats are raised, milk is produced, and cheese is made all right on the farm. Wittenmyer takes pride in her small herd of Mini-Nubians who produce sweet, high butterfat milk, perfect for cheesemaking.

Current products available through Bifrost Farms are all non-GMO and use only vegetable rennet. They include plain and flavored chèvre, a feta-style cheese called Salzkäse, Cajeta (goat milk caramel sauce) and Wittenmyer’s unique Yoghunt, a yogurt cheese made in both sweet and savory flavors, such as Matcha Green Tea and Tzatziki.

Bifrost Farms goats are treated humanely and naturally, with no vaccines or traditional wormers. They are also proud of their “no-kill” dairy label and will soon be Animal Welfare Approved. Although not certified organic, they use organic practices in their goat dairy.

Future plans include farm tours and weekend cheesemaking and soap making workshops, as well as adding goat milk gelato to the line-up of products.

For information about Bifrost Farms Creamery and its products, visit www.bifrostfarm.com. Bifrost Farms products are currently available at the Menomonie Market Food Co-Op, the Menomonie Saturday morning Farmer’s Market, Just Local in Eau Claire, or straight from the farm at E2062 930th Ave, Boyceville, WI. Call the farm at 715-643-2208 before visiting. Other locations will be added as they become available.

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Dunn County News editor

Barbara Lyon is the editor of The Dunn County News in Menomonie, WI.

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