I recently had the opportunity to visit a working goat farm, just an hour outside of San Francisco, in the quaint coastal town of Pescadero. Harley Farms regularly hosts family-friendly tours that are both fun and informative. And when it comes to the cheese, it’s as fresh and farm-to-table as it gets. One minute you’ll find yourself walking amongst the herd in the middle of a picturesque field, and the next minute you’re inside stuffing your face with a dozen cheeses, trying not to look like you forgot to eat breakfast that morning (okay, maybe that was just me). Did I mention they also host seasonal five-course dinners in their restored Victorian hayloft? A few takeaways for me: First, it was great to see both children and adults learning about their food in a such a tangible way – following the milk all the way from goat to dairy. Second, this was some of the most outrageously delicious cheese I have ever tasted. Honestly, this stuff was magical. I ended up taking home several kinds for dinner that night, and they all disappeared in a matter of minutes. If you live or are traveling to the SF Bay Area I highly recommend checking out the tour, but if not, no need to worry. It turns out you can also purchase their cheese online . . . Yum!
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