Creamy, delicious vanilla yogurt parfait with banana, cocoa, and super food maca powder. We’ve topped it with cashews and cacao nibs for a nutty, sweet, good-for-you indulgence!
Savory goodness, chock-full of super foods…this tuna salad parfait made with tangy, delicious plain goat yogurt is a lovely light meal and great way to get your daily dose of probiotics.
Redwood Hill Farm Goat Milk Yourt Parfaits pack more punch into every spoonful.
SELECT HERE to download and use our handy-dandy chart and become a parfait recipe perfectionist! Whether enjoying for breakfast, brunch, or a healthy dessert, parfaits are an easy and fun way to treat yourself with top nutrition and a healthy dose of probiotics.
How about Redwood Hill Farm Chèvre and Poppin’ Berry Fruity Pebbles!™
The “Perfect Bite” winner at the first West Coast Cheesemonger Invitational (CMI) at Public Works in San Francisco on January 19 was an unlikely, but delicious combination of flavors and texture that just worked. “The Perpetual Goatstopper” was the creation of Cheesemonger Perry Soulos of Arrowine and Cheese in Arlington, VA, who paired our award-winning plain chèvre with grapes, candied ginger and Burstin’ Berry Poppin’ Pebbles™ breakfast cereal to create his unique, eye-catchingly delicious perfect bite.
“I really wanted to do something different and fun with my perfect bite,” said Soulos. “When we first received the list of cheeses to choose from, I went right for Redwood Hill Farms’ Traditional Plain Chèvre. I knew the product very well from my years behind the cheese counter and thought it would be the perfect choice for a California-inspired cheese bite. Its decadent and rich flavor and clean lemony tang make it very versatile in the kitchen.
Mark Your Calendars
Our annual Spring Farm Tour dates have been set…we hope you’ll join us on the farm in beautiful Sonoma County this spring. Come out to visit us during apple blossom time and spend a day with the goats and learning where your favorite goat milk yogurt, kefir, and cheese come from. We’ll have cheese and cooking demos, opportunity to milk a goat or just hang-out with the baby kids, a straw bale climbing pyramid for the kids, live music and more!
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 10 & 11 plus Saturday and Sunday, June 7 & 8
Where: Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, 5480 Thomas Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Time: 11:00 am — 3:00 pm
Mark your calendars today so you don’t forget, and be sure to check back here before you head out…though it is unlikely (especially this year) but we will cancel for rain.
Goat cheese and goat milk confections create a visually dazzling presentation!
Many sweets pair remarkably well with our creamy goat cheese. Use your imagination and choose your own favorite cookies or breads for accompaniments, or choose from our suggestions. Beautiful fruit and fresh-cut flowers add a dramatic flair to your dessert course.
Bring your cheeses out at least one hour before serving to allow them to come to room temperature and plan on about 30 minutes for preparing this course. This will serve 8-10 as shown except for the Chevre Dessert, you’ll need to make more and/or use smaller individual containers
Use our design as a guide and have fun creating this very unique dessert and delicious dessert tray!
Redwood Hill Farm Plain Chèvre Dessert is sweetened, whipped fresh chèvre, piped into dessert parfaits, and topped with shaved dark chocolate and lemon zest. (Select here for recipe)
Dipping Cookies Sweet currant “Twigs” are divine for dipping (Lovesticks.com) or provide simple tea cookies for pairing.
Goat Milk Fudge We used two goat milk fudges: Bittersweet Chocolate, and Bittersweet Chocolate with Marshmallows and Walnuts both from KiddingAroundWithChocolate.com.
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Redwood Hill Farm Plain Chèvre is spooned into a bowl and drizzled with Goat Milk Caramel Sauce from KiddingAroundWithChocolate.com and paired with candied pecans for dipping.
Redwood Hill Farm Bucheret This cheese, with its white bloomy rind, has a dense and buttery, flavorful interior. We love pairing it with pure, raw, Sonoma County honeycomb.
Redwood Hill Farm Aged Cheddar is smooth textured, with a sweet, complex lavor from the aging process. It is delicious with sliced membrillo (quince paste).
Redwood Hill Farm Camellia Our luscious, Camembert-style goat milk cheese is drizzled with Organic Raspberry Spread. We love the Raspberry Spread at SweetCreekFoods.com.
Fresh Artisan Bread In the center, we mounded cubes of fresh, sweet, artisan bread with nuts and raisins.
And voila, a delicious and beautiful presentation for your party, family or friends! Planning this cheese dessert course for your next get-together? We’d love to get your comments.
Cheese columnist Janet Fletcher includes Cameo as one of 10 exceptional California cheeses
There are just a few exceptional magazines for cheese lovers, and that short list includes one of our favorites, Cheese Connoisseur. What a happy surprise last week to open the fall issue and read that Bay Area cheese columnist and expert, Janet Fletcher, included Redwood Hill’s Camembert-style Cameo in one of the magazines feature this month: “San Francisco: The Ultimate 1-Day Cheese Tour”. For those of us who live in or near San Francisco, we already know that San Francisco is a cheese-lovers and food lovers fantasy land and that multiple award-winning Cameo is a dream come true!
At Redwood Hill Farm we’re reducers, reusers, recyclers… and composters!
With a bit of time, kitchen scraps, plant clippings, and straw & hay from the barns turns into what we love to call “black gold”! It’s part of our ongoing commitment to the environment of our community, and our constant striving to be as “green” as we possibly can.
This commitment has enabled us to recently receive certification and recognition as a Sonoma County Green Business, and the news on our Green Business Certification was the lead news item in The Press Democrat’s Agriculture Briefs , Sunday December 15.
The Sonoma Green Business Program (www.sonoma-county.org/sonomagreen) is a partnership of government agencies and utilities that assists, recognizes, and promotes local organizations, focusing on small to medium-sized consumer-oriented businesses who voluntarily operate in environmentally responsible ways. Certified participants must be in compliance with all environmental regulations and meet program standards for conserving resources, preventing pollution and minimizing waste. Select here to download more about our new certification.
A Green Business…
- Is recognized as an environmental leader
- Strengthens its bottom line through operating efficiencies
- Improves employee morale and creates an overall healthy workplace
- Demonstrates community good will
At Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery, along with our solar generated power, electric vehicle for company use and the electric vehicle charging station (charged by solar power), we have upgraded the lights throughout our creamery for energy efficiency and have put them on motion sensors. We also reclaim water, have a strong reduce, reuse, and recycle program and an incentive program for all our employees to help us “keep it green”. At our Sebastopol farm, we also use solar power. In addition we employ organic & sustainable practices throughout the 20 acre farm which includes composting and using that finished compost to hold the winter rains to the soil, and nourish our orchards and gardens.
It just comes naturally
These are practices that we learned as kids, growing up on our Sebastopol farm…they just come naturally now. We’re proud to be recognized by the Sonoma Green Business Program—almost as proud as we are of our award-winning dairy goats, artisan goat cheese, and probiotic cultured yogurt and kefir!
As part of a fundraising event recently for The Ceres Project, we hosted a “Mystery Tour” of 25 people who crawled the back roads of Sonoma County to learn, taste, and enjoy some baby goat love at Redwood Hill Farm! Thanks to Lorelei for the lovely blog post and pictures from a simply wonderful afternoon for all.
We are honored to donate probiotic kefir and yogurt to the meals program each week applaud founder Cathryn Couch, founder, for caring so deeply about local community.
Cathryn shared Lorelei’s blog post with us recently with this wonderful note of thanks to Redwood Hill Farm:
“Hi everyone, Please accept my deepest gratitude on behalf of everyone at Ceres for the contribution that you made to Saturday’s Sumptuous Sonoma tour. You went above and beyond to create an extraordinary experience for our guests – who are still sending us notes about how blown away they were by the day and by the work that each of you are doing. The guests were so moved to know that each of you are a vital partner in our work, and it gave them a deep experience of the power of our community. One of our guests blogged about the day, and I want to share that with you as there are great photos!
Thank you again for being part of our family at Ceres, and for all of the ways that your partner with us to make a difference in the lives of our clients and the teens we work with. I’m honored! Warmly, Cathryn”
We love the Ceres Project model:
“To build healthy communities by restoring fresh, whole and organic food to its place as the foundation of health, and by connecting people in heart-centered ways to themselves, others and the earth.”
Looking for a great cookbook
…to give or just to learn about the healing power of food & community? Second edition of the Ceres “Nourishing Connections Cookbook” is available! We have a copy at Redwood Hill and I find myself picking it up often when looking to be inspired for a creative nourishing meal or from the heartwarming writing on improving my own diet. The links & resource section are wonderful as well.
Has The Ceres Project touched your life in some way? I would love to hear your thoughts, please share your comments.