Our History

A decade in the making...

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2008

We begin breeding our first dairy goats on our Hawke's Bay farm, experimenting with Cow and Goat’s cheese in the kitchen

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2010

We set off on a year-long road-trip around Europe to learn authentic cheese making techniques from local artisans and goat farmers

Annie and Geoff visiting the town of Roquefort in the south of France. Famous for its blue sheep’s cheese, 2010.

Annie and Geoff visiting the town of Roquefort in the south of France. Famous for its blue sheep’s cheese, 2010.

Madeleine & Johanna walking a herd of goats down the road to browse, Portugal, 2010.

Madeleine & Johanna walking a herd of goats down the road to browse, Portugal, 2010.

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Traditional goat barn in the south of Portugal, 2010.

Traditional goat barn in the south of Portugal, 2010.

Geoff learning the art of mixing curds with French Cheesemaker, Alain, 2010.

Geoff learning the art of mixing curds with French Cheesemaker, Alain, 2010.

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2013

We relocate a 1910’s Farmstead Villa to Waikareao Road and begin making it our new home and business

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2014

We begin construction on our purpose-built goat barn. We carefully convert part of our homestead into specialist cheese-making facilities

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2018

Our brand is established and we begin selling fresh goat cheese at the local farmer's market in the spring