And before you know it, there was another goat. and then another.
Then, with all those goats, it quickly became about milk. And then, happily cheese. We became students of cheese and met wonderful, generous cheesemakers across the country. The more we learned, the more we wanted to learn.
That’s when it became clear that we’d found a calling. And began work on our creamery. By the time the creamery was completed, we had a happy herd of goats and some cheery neighboring cows all delighted to provide what would become the fruits of our labors. Goat Rodeo Cheeses.
From fresh chèvre to interesting aged cheeses, we’re creating some of the region’s finest cheeses, from goat milk, cow milk, and a delicious blend of both.
Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy is a 130 acre family owned farm located near Pittsburgh Pa in northern Allegheny County.
We have a herd of more than 100 alpine and nubian dairy goats and bring in cow’s milk from le-ara farms to make a variety of fresh and aged cheeses using traditional techniques for artisan cheese production.
Our fresh Chèvre is smooth and creamy with notes of sun warmed fields and a hint of lemon. Spread on a fresh baguette and a great addition to any recipe. Available in cases of 8/6oz cups or 4 and 8 pound tubs.
Supple, semi-soft texture with notes of prosciutto and peanuts, this washed rind goat and cow’s milk cheese is aged for at least two months and washed with beer from Cinderlands Beer Co. Equally at home on a cheese board or melted on a burger. Crafted in a unique 3.5-4 pound loaf.
A semi- firm cave aged mountain style cheese made from Le-Ara Farm’s cow’s milk in a unique black cream wax rind. The complex herbal flavor pairs well with mild younger red wines like Beaujolais or drier white wines like Sancerre. Crafted in 6 pound wheels.
Big, rich nutty 10-pound wheels or 5 pound ½ wheels made with a mix of our goat’s milk and Le-Ara Farms cow’s milk, hand rubbed with Commonplace Coffeehouse’s Perpetual Blend Espresso. The wheels are aged for 6 months in our caves. At home or by the campfire Goat Rodeo’s Cowboy Coffee will warm your heart.
A goat’s milk Gouda cheese made from spring and summer milk. Supple with notes of hickory nuts and wild flowers within a beautiful cream wax rind. Pairs well with crisp white wine or an amber ale. Available in 6 pound wheels.
The newest member of the Goat Rodeo corral, Wild Rosemary is a soft, supple beauty with an adventurous spirit. This artisanal mixed milk cheese is made from rich farm fresh milk and hand pressed with freshly dried rosemary and extra virgin olive oil. Aromatic, smooth, and brimming with herbal flavor, Wild Rosemary is as natural a fit on your finest cheese plate as in your Tuesday quiche. Think Spanish with beverage pairings: Cava, Tempranillo, even a Basque cider.
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