The Hawai’i Island Goat Dairy is a small, farmstead goat dairy located on a retired macadamia nut orchard on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i. What makes our cheese so special?
Just as the terroir of a vineyard determines the quality of wine made, the land – or aina – of Hawai’i shapes what it produces. Ranging on the wild grasses, bamboo, ginger, ti and banana that thrive on the Hamakua Coast, our goats produce sweet, creamy milk.
Our does are milked on a state-of-the-art pipeline milking system, and the milk is immediately transferred to a refrigerated bulk tank. Every morning, we pasteurize the chilled milk from the day before, and make cheese.
In addition to our flagship fresh chèvre, which we sell to restaurants and resorts throughout the Hawaiian Islands, we make feta, mozzarella, fromage blanc, crottins, valencey, and a variety of hard and semi-hard cheeses including several tommes, Gouda, Havarti, and Parmesan.