Raspberry Ridge Sheep Farm began in 1995 and the Creamery is their latest endeavor to improve stewardship of their livestock and beautiful land. It took about a year to start the creamery business which involved working with cheese makers to learn to make cheese and yogurt, with dairy farmers to learn about milking sheep, and with the state and local agencies to obtain the permits and license necessary to operate the business. After an exciting year, Raspberry Ridge Creamery started producing cheese in their commercial cheese kitchen in June 2018. Plans for 2019 include expanding their dairy flock to increase sheep milk supply to make, age and sell more and better cheeses. Aging is a critical component to the flavor of a cheese and their cheese cave can hold approximately 256 cheeses each weighing eight pounds. Raspberry Ridge will be selling cheese and yogurt made with milk from their grass-fed sheep.
All farms undergo onsite inspection to verify practices and animal care.
Raspberry Ridge Creamery – New at EFM in 2019!
Valley Milkhouse is an artisan creamery in the Oley Valley of Berks County producing fresh, soft-ripened and aged cheeses in traditional European styles. Valley Milkhouse’s dairy partner supplying all of its cheesemaking milk is Spring Creek Farm, a 100% grass fed, certified organic dairy raising heritage breed cows and located in Wernersville, Berks County. Together, this dairy-creamery partnership produces award-winning cheeses beloved by regional chefs and foodies alike. The woman-powered creamery is owned and operated by cheesemaker Stefanie Angstadt who was voted among Zagat’s 30 Under 30 in 2015 and is proud to be a part of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Cheese Guild.
Products include yogurt and butter from Birchrun Hills Farm in Chester County, Dove Song Goat Dairy in Berks County and Wholesome Dairy Farm located just a few miles from Valley Milkhouse. This curated, rotating selection of cultured dairy products includes fresh and aged goat cheeses, hard aged raw milk cheeses, creamy tart yogurt and cultured butter. The dairy products come exclusively from happy cows and goats grazing on local pastures of small family farms that are driven by a love of animals and wholesome food. Because we believe that when it comes to dairy, it’s not about quantity, but quality!
92 Covered Bridge Road
Oley, PA 19547