Every dream must begin somewhere. In my case, the dream of a farmstead creamery began all the way across the country, during a dreary Pacific Northwest winter; since then we have been moving slowly towards that goal. So far that has involved quitting a job, moving across the country and taking up residence on the family farm.
Georges Mill Farm is home to me, my husband Sam, many extended family members, chickens, goats, and Georges Mill Farm Artisan Cheese. Located only 50 miles from the hustle and bustle of Washington D.C., we are a world away.
Although the land here has been in our family for eight generations, we are a farm in transition. Over the years Georges Mill has been many things: a family farm, a riding stable, a home for rescued horses, a bed and breakfast, and now it is changing once again into a farmstead creamery.
As yet, our creamery is only a framed in room with blank, plywood walls and lots of potential. Slowly but surely over the next few months we will be transforming that room, along with the soon-to-be adjoining milk room and milking parlor, into a licensed dairy. You can join us in our journey towards that goal by following our progress here, and at www.herdsandcurds.com. I'll be keeping you up to date with the construction of our creamery, our growing herd of Alpine goats, and the cheeses I am making along the way!