Sunday, May 31, 2009

5/25/2009 Windsor Dairy Farm Tour

The Truffle Cheese Shop in Denver sponsored a tour of the Windsor Dairy Farm. Niwot Eats member, Anne and I met a bus load (~50) of people from Denver at the farm.

The Windsor Dairy farm has about 1,400 free roaming chickens (all named Henrietta), two roosters (both named Henry), 70 milking cows (a variety of types but all grass-fed), 70 calves/bulls, many goats and sheep.

Their Colona Reserve cheese is excellent!

We had a chef-prepared lunch of lamb/beef kabobs with yogurt and fresh herb sauce, frittata with sauteed greens (asparagus, spinach, spring green onions, dell mushrooms) with fresh cream and red salt, tomatoes with fresh cheese, basil and olive oil, green salad with choke cherry vinaigrette, flour tortillas (from the farmer's market), strawberry-rhubarb cobbler and ice tea with fresh mint. It was all very delicious.

They also brought out pints of their fresh milk for all of us to try. It was the most amazing milk I have ever had.

Their milk is unpasteurized so they are not allowed to sell it. But, they do sell cow shares. This allows the owners of the cow shares access to the milk and butter from these grass-fed cows. Lucky people!

The owners of this dairy are both veterinarians and farmers. Very nice family!

You can visit the Windsor Dairy Farm on Fridays and Saturdays from 1 pm-5 pm. Their cheeses are also sold at the Boulder, Longmont and Ft Collins' Farmers' markets.

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