Arkansas September 09, 2019
White River Creamery Is Unlike Any Other Dairy Farm In Arkansas
White River Creamery isn’t your typical dairy farm. You won’t find any cows to milk at this farm, tiny goats are hard at work instead! White River Creamery is the only licensed goat dairy farm in the entire state – baaa none! Let’s stop kidding around and head to this family farm.
White River Creamery has the distinct honor of being Arkansas' only licensed goat dairy farm.
This family farm in Elkins has had these bragging rights since opening in 2013. Scot McCormick learned the cheese making process at Vermont’s Institute of Artisan Cheese. From milking to packaging, the McCormicks conduct every portion of the cheese making process on the farm.
Address: 11701 South Highway 16, Elkins, AR 72727
Instead of a sea of black and white cattle, the farm only has a happy herd of goats!
Over 100 goats make their home on the 15-acre pasture. Argus the dog helps shepherd the nannies around the farm and clearly takes pride in his work.
What's even more unique is the particular breed of goats on the farm.
White River Creamery only uses Nigerian Dwarf goats for their cheese production. The goats are adorably small and have less milk than a full size breed; however, these goats have the highest percent of butterfat which makes for a creamier flavor.
The farm occasionally opens to the public for tours if you'd like to see the goats in person.
Families can have a chance to see the pasture, milk parlor, and cheese room during these small group tours. Stay tuned for their next set of tour dates by following their
Until the next tour, you can catch the McCormicks at quite a few farmers markets.
White River Creamery has a booth at the Fayetteville, Eureka Springs, and Bentonville Farmers Markets. Their mouthwatering selection includes chèvre, fromage blanc, feta, and cheddar in a variety of flavors.
Anytime you're craving goat cheese from White River Creamery, you have other options as well.
In addition to the different farmers market, their products are also available Whole Foods, Ozark Natural Foods, Harps, and more! Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Springdale, Eleven at Crystal Bridges, Four Corners Kitchen in Fayetteville, and The Roots Cafe in Little Rock also serve their delicious cheeses. For a full list of where to find their cheese, visit the White River Creamery
No matter if it's in person, online, the farmers market, or in store - the wide variety of White River Creamery cheeses is something you have to taste for yourself.
Have you visited White River Creamery before? What’s your favorite product to get from their farmers market booth? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!
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