Golden Valley Farm is a vertically integrated sheep farm producing artisan style sheep’s milk cheeses, sheep’s milk, and grass fed lamb meat.
We grow our feed hydroponically all year long, providing our sheep with lush green and highly nutritious barley grass which adds a fresh semi sweet taste to the milk. During winter we grow oat hay, allowing us to use rain water as a natural irrigation source. Using these methods we avoid having to use chemical pesticides on our crops and limit added stress to the environment.
Our cheese products contain only milk, sea salt, cultures, and vegetable rennet, making our cheese vegetarian cheeses. We have four types of aged cheeses:
“Little Lamb” a sweeter and creamier version of Gouda style cheese.
“Golden Ewe” a semi-hard creamy cheese made with the late lactation milk of our ewes. The aging process gives it a nice texture accented with subtle butter and nutty flavors.
“Pepato” is our Golden Ewe aged with 5 types of whole peppercorn.
“Delight” is a California version of the manchego style cheese.
We have recently added sheep’s milk yogurt, feta, and ricotta cheese.