Saturday, July 9, 2011

Goat Lady Dairy

 You should know in advance that this post is picture heavy.... But it is SO worth it!

Last night was DATE NIGHT!  They are very few and far between here at the Kroh house since we have Mr. Leeland on our hands. He went to his Nana and Papa's last night while we were out and he even spent the night with them-- his VERY FIRST overnight away from Mommy. My baby is growing up! We picked him up this morning and enjoyed breakfast with my parents at a little hole in the wall restaurant called "Frank and Larry's." Delicious food, and good country folk can be found there, it was perfect!

Back to last night though.... Last night we enjoyed fine dining at Goat Lady Dairy. It's located in the small town of Climax which I grew up in.  The Goat Lady is very well-known around here for the most fabulous goat cheese, and there are many Saturday's that I can be found at the local Farmer's Market seeking specifically Goat Lady Dairy goat cheese. The Dairy hosts dinners on the farm a couple times a month.  You get a thorough tour of the farm which includes seeing and even petting the goats and you are served a 5 course meal of local and farm fresh food.  Much of the food is from the farm and some comes from local sister farms.  Because the food is always fresh and in season, you don't know the menu until a couple days before the dinner. I have to say that I really enjoyed the mysteriousness of it all, and the excitement of opening the email to find the menu.  Here's a little bit of our fun and what we enjoyed:
"Goat beauty is in the eye of the beholder"
 Our evening started with appetizers on the porch, followed by the farm tour.
Appetizers were served on the porch: Cherry tomatoes stuffed with Cilantro Queso Fresco. Delish!!!
We learned about sustainable gardening. (chicken on the loose!)
Saw some really cool bees! They're very important for pollination and garden growth.
This is the barn.
Another shot of the barn-- we dined inside.

LOTS of chickens! They were beautiful!

And of course the goats!
Each goat had a name tag-- this was Angie

I fell in love with the Nubian Goats-- they have long floppy ears and are adorable!
We got to see 2 baby goats.
And we were surprised to learn that goats have personalities like dogs and really enjoy being pet.
After the farm tour, it was time to head inside for our meal. 
An assortment of Goat Lady Dairy cheeses served with pita chips.

And wine!
Gazpacho con Tropezones
This was a fire roasted corn and cucumber salad with goat cheese and chili plantain chips.
Free range chicken and goat cheese enchiladas with a jalapeno corn muffin
Daniel devoured his enchiladas-- not too big on spicy though, so no jalapeno muffin for him.

Dessert was homemade shortbread with vanilla ice cream (from my favorite, HOMELAND CREAMERY) with a brandy and blackberry sauce. This was all my dreams come true!
Our chef!
And then even after all of that, we got goat cheese chocolate truffles that were wrapped and ready to go. And there was decaf coffee brewed and ready out on the porch if you wanted. Didn't get a picture of my truffle-- just being honest with you guys, I devoured it in the car on the ride home.

The whole experience was fabulous!!!  Daniel and I both thoroughly enjoyed the food. I was nervous going in to this experience with Daniel being such a picky eater, but he really loved it and said that he had a great time! A special thanks to the Goat Lady Dairy for having us and also for running an awesome special this month which made it easier for us to go.  If you're in the area, you should definitely check it out!  If you'd like more information on the dairy, visit their website Goat Lady Dairy

1 comment:

  1. love date night!!! great photos!!

    jenna duty