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Join us to talk goat cheese, recipes & entertaining!
Ben Lomond Market is San Lorenzo Valley’s local, independent specialty powerhouse. Cheese buyer Loretta Pearce is a big supporter of our Farm’s award-winning, sustainably produced goat cheeses. Come find out why, and meet our Santa Cruz local rep., Dori Schack. She’ll will offer you tastes of earthy Crottin–one of our most decorated artisan goat cheeses–as well as two contrasting versions of soft, spreadable chèvres: traditional (unflavored) and roasted chile!
Where: Ben Lomond Market, 9440 Mill Street,
Ben Lomond, CA
When: Sunday November 23, 2014 from 3pm – 6pm
This is a classic lemon cake recipe that owner Jennifer Bice has been making with her award-winning chèvre for years. Arrange your tiny lemon cakes on a pretty serving platter, dust with powdered sugar and garnish with slices of lemon. Based on a recipe from Judith Maguire, pastry chef at Lalime’s Restaurant in Berkeley, CA, this simple recipe is sure to become one of your favorites, too.
2014 Spring Farm Tour: lots of happy memories…
The first weekend of our annual Farm Tours are behind me with a head full of happy moments shared with family, employees and a farm full of new friends. We’re all on our second cups of coffee this morning as we laugh and share stories of a great weekend!
Redwood Hill Farm customers from near and far drove up beautiful Thomas Road in Sebastopol to arrive at the farm, park in the olive and apple orchard and walk Apple Blossom Lane to enjoy a taste of farm living.
I am always eager to try new pound cake recipe AND really love the recipe ideas and videos online at IFood TV. So when I saw a pound cake recipe in their newsletter recently, made with ricotta cheese, I immediately knew I had to try the recipe with our fresh chevre. Creamy and smooth with a similar texture to ricotta, I had a feeling Redwood Hill Farm Plain Chèvre would be a good swap.
And was it ever! The cake was dense, moist, with a lovely bright orange fragrance. The flavor was unique and rich and had me longing for a second piece. I brought the cake into the creamery office for a taste test and everyone agreed, soooooo good!
That cake was gone almost immediately.
Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Calories 373, Calories from Fat 150, Total Fat 17 g, (26.1% DV), Saturated Fat 10.2 g (50.8% DV), Trans Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 98.8 mg, Sodium 264.6 mg (11% DV), Total Carbohydrates 49 g (16.4% DV), Dietary Fiber 2.1 g (8.5% DV), Sugars 32.7 g, Protein 8 g, Vitamin A 11.1%, Vitamin C 3.8%, Calcium 16.6%, Iron 2.7%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
How about Redwood Hill Farm Chèvre and Poppin’ Berry Fruity Pebbles!™
The “Perfect Bite” at the first West Coast Cheesemonger Invitational (CMI) held January 19 at Public Works in San Francisco, 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 award-winning chévre from Redwood Hill Farm with grapes, candied ginger and Poppin’ Berry Pebbles™ breakfast cereal to create his unique, eye-catchingly delicious perfect bite. Soulos went on to win the entire competition and was awarded $1,000, immeasurable glory and an all expenses paid trip to the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival this summer along with top two finalists in Zach Berg of Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco and Nate McElroy of Bedford Cheese Shop New York.
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.
Drum roll please…
Official results for the 2013 Sonoma County Harvest Fair are in! We’re thrilled to announce Redwood Hill Farm Artisan Goat Cheeses once again were awarded top honors with Three Peppercorn Chevre AND Raw Milk Feta both taking away DOUBLE GOLD awards!
For over 38 years, attending the Harvest Fair has been a tradition for both local and out of town guests. Wine and food lovers from as far abroad as South America, India and even Australia, plan their visit to Santa Rosa each October, to sample the county’s bounty. This is our local celebration of the best Sonoma County has to offer in food, wine, and beer. To be awarded top honors in a field of amazing food producers is exciting for all of us at the creamery and farm.
This lovely cake was adapted from a favorite cookbook of mine, The Heritage of Southern Cooking by Camille Glenn. It is a family heirloom cake of hers and we think it will become a favorite with your family too! The original recipe calls for chopped, cooked, pitted prunes but the spices in it begs for trying pineapple or even cooked, chopped peaches as an alternative. The fruit may vary in the amount of moisture it gives to the batter, so if the batter looks a little loose after adding the fruit of your choice, add a tablespoon or so of flour.
I am showing the cake here with a delicious goat cheese Cream Cheese Frosting which is a perfect complement. This recipe, along with the original recipes suggested frosting, Caramel Kefir, are both in our dessert section. Remember: Redwood Hill Farm plain goat milk kefir is a perfect substitute for buttermilk in any recipe! The original recipe states that this cake is delicious served without frosting if desired.
Cream Cheese Frosting is a classic for spice or carrot cakes. An alternative we love is substituting Redwood Hill Farm Plain Chèvre goat cheese for the cream cheese.
Chèvre is a fresh, light-textured, rindless goat cheese that is similar to cream cheese but softer and fluffier with only 1/3 of the fat and calories and it’s delicious in recipes like this one! Try this recipe with award-winning Redwood Hill Farm Plain Chèvre the next time you’d like a delicious and unique frosting for your special cake.
Our CFO, Darlene Brazil, contributed this delicious chocolate cake recipe at the peak of zucchini season. It was a big hit in the office. If you’re looking for moist, rustic, doubly-chocolatey comfort-food, here you go. You will love the rich flavor of the cake made with goat milk kefir. Top this irrestible chocolate cake simply with sifted powdered sugar, or go rich with your favorite buttercream or cream cheese frosting. For a ‘better-for-you’ cream cheese frosting, try this favorite of the chef’s at Redwood Hill Farm: Classic Cream Cheese Frosting Using Chèvre.