The Creamery

Arriving home from summer vacation in 2011, the Quintilios discovered they were the recipients of an unusual gift: a female Toggenburg/Alpine cross goat and her kids. Never one to turn down a challenge, Ntala soon learned the art of milking a goat and has been experimenting in the kitchen with the rich yields ever since. What started as a generous curiosity has grown into a fluctuating herd of between six and nine goats and the development of an artisan creamery.

The Goats
The goats of Crazy Mare Ranch are a mix of Toggenburg/Alpine crosses and registered purebred Toggenburgs. They roam and nibble on grass in their large pasture and produce high yields of healthy milk that is free of steroids, hormones and pesticide residue. Their naturally curious and friendly nature is endearing to both the Quintilio family and their visitors alike. Check out our Ranch Ramblings blog to read about their quirky adventures!

The Creamery
As the herd has grown since the first gift goat, so too have the yields of milk. The goats now enjoy the luxury of a milking machine located right in their own lush pasture in the milking shed. Depending on the season, an average six to ten litres of milk is produced daily to indulge Ntala’s cheese making craft. Caerphilly, Gouda, Feta, Ricotta… just a few of the treats that she has perfected.