An artisan cheesemaker since 2004, Aagje transforms organic milk from her 80 dairy goats each and every day. She creates unique cheeses, representative of her land and her goats. Of course, she keeps the process of making her organic farmhouse cheeses a secret; but we do know that they are ladle-moulded, in the traditional artisanal method. Gary, the goatherd, closely monitors his dairy goats throughout the seasons. With a keen eye and an exceptional familiarity with his animals, he takes them to pasture during the summer and feeds them the best hay during the winter. Twice a day, he spends quality time with his goats during their milking sessions. The special attention he pays to his animals ensures the collection of an especially rich, quality milk—the essential raw material for the work of the artisan cheesemaker.
Discover the workings of this farm through a self-directed visit of the goat dairy or by participating in a guided tour. The latter will allow you to learn more about goats and cheese making. Moreover, a tasting session will allow you to appreciate the different gourmet products of the farm.
At the shop, you can buy pints of goat's milk, cheeses, terrines, sausages, quiches and gelato. Faisselle is a fresh, ladle-moulded cheese that can be eaten with raw vegetables or as a dessert with fruit and honey. You will also find quark, cheese logs and a cheese similar to crottin, Agathe. Mrs. Denys also offers two mature cheeses: Galarneau and Tire-Lune. The milk and all the cheeses produced at the farm are certified organic by Ecocert Canada — a choice that pays respect to the animals, the environment and, of course, cheese lovers.
212, Rang de la Pointe-Lévis, Saint-Damien-de-Buckland (Québec), G0R 2Y0