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Hiya goat-loving friends (we know, that’s pretty much all of you).

Culture contributing editor and Cheese for Dummies co-author Laurel Miller has stepped up as the new blog creator for Edible Aspen and just last week wrote a great story on America’s growing affinity for agritourism and the role that Avalanche Cheese Company is playing in the trend. Head on over and give it a look-see!

Avalanche Cheese Company is the brainchild of cheesemaker and restaurateur Wendy Mitchell and her husband, Todd. Together, they own a 130-acre farm in Paonia, Colorado, about a two-hour drive from Aspen. Visitors get a hands-on glimpse of what it’s like to own and work a 200-goat dairy farm, from milking the herd to gushing over the 400 adorable baby goats born each spring. Guests might even be lucky enough to observe birthings if they’re at the farm at the right time.

Check out Laurel’s article and the beautiful photos that accompany it. She also offers some must-do activities if you decide to travel to Paonia to try you hands at farm life, even if it’s only for a few days. And if you’re liking her style, mosey on over to her personal blog, Sustainable Kitchen!

Feature Photo Credit: Avalanche Cheese Company

Michelina DelGizzi

Mimi DelGizz,i MS, MPH, is a former culture intern who can usually be found fermenting, culturing, or baking in Medford, Mass.

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