I love cheese! On crackers, queso, grilled cheese, jalapeno poppers, shredded, sliced, stuff…any which way! I also love discovering how local businesses work and when I found out Haystack Mountain Cheese was only 10 minutes away and they gave tours, we had to venture there.
Founded in 1988 by Jim Schott, Haystack started with a whopping 5 goats and a 6-acre farmstead in Niwot, Colorado. Through steady growth they first appeared in Alfalfa’s markets in 1992 and won their first award that same year. In 2004, they opened their first creamery in Longmont.
They’ve partnered with CCI (Colorado Correctional Industries) in 2007 for their goat milk supply. Inmates learn valuable skills while tending the goats and learning about how a dairy is run.