Tourmaline Hill Farm is located on 26 acres in Greenwood,
Maine (Norway area). We breed and raise registered Nubian and Lamancha dairy
goats, which are hand-picked for their ability to produce rich, buttery milk
with a sweet flavor, which allows us to produce cheeses with a mild taste
and smooth texture and consistency. We use a holistic approach where
applicable with our veterinary care and no animal on antibiotics is ever
allowed to remain in the milk production line. We do not condone the use of
growth stimulating hormones, and our feed is all natural with no added
medications. Our girls and boys are allowed free range forage in our large
mountainous wooded and cleared field areas, with plenty of sunshine and
fresh air. Large mounts of high-quality organic hay and fresh clean water
are always provided both indoors and out.
In our cheese production facility we produce small batches
of hand crafted Chevre, Feta, Ricotta and Mozzarella cheeses, which are made
from heat treated thermalized, not pasteurized, fresh whole goat's milk. We
have a strong interest in moving into aged cheese processes in the future.
All the herbs and flavorings added to our cheeses are organic and
all-natural, and we use only non-GMO vegetarian microbial rennet.
In addition to our dairy herd, we have a medium-sized flock
of chickens which provide farm fresh eggs for us and our customers. Also, we
often are able to offer all natural grass-fed ground beef as well. For those
with a taste for goat, meat is available by request, dependant on season -
please call ahead!
We are fully licensed through the State of Maine Department
of Agriculture for the sale of our cheeses and unpasteurized goat's milk.