Bifröst Farms, in Boyceville, WI, is home to a boarding kennel, a farmstead goat cheese micro-dairy, several rescue Great Danes and a tribe of goats.
Joel and Meg Wittenmyer, raise a herd of Mini-Nubian dairy goats who produce the high-butterfat rich milk for artisan cheese, soaps, lotion, and decadent Cajeta. As on the rest of the farm, they maintain that the natural path is the most efficient and safest way to treat animals. With a strong immune system and healthy diet and supplementation (all derived from natural means, not chemical) when necessary, their goats thrive and in return, provide them with the means to create wonderful goat milk products. Some of the products Just Local Food carries include:
Chèvre: Some people might say that Chèvre is the penultimate French cheese. Such a simple, basic and deliciously lush food, yet full of subtle tones and tastes. Bifröst Farms Chèvre is made using our own unique blend of cultures to make it their own and yet keep the characteristics that make it a Chèvre.
Salzkäse: literally brine cheese, is a farmstead version of a semi-soft Feta-style cheese. It is a bit creamier, yet still crumbly. And it still has that undeniable and beloved tang you’ll fall in love with on a salad, pasta or even by itself. A true plowman’s lunch in a jar when you add some crusty, fresh bread!
Cajeta: Bringing a little South of the Border to the North Woods! Cajeta is goat milk caramel sauce, unlike anything you have ever tasted. It has a deep, rustic flavor and the long cooking time gives it a nuttiness that can’t be replicated by a quick and easy recipe. What can you do with Cajeta? For starters, it makes an excellent topping on cheesecake or ice cream, dipping applies, a boost to your morning coffee, and only the limits of your imagination can stop the possibilities from there. The ingredients are simple; goat milk, non-GMO, organic, kosher pure cane sugar, vanilla, a cinnamon stick, and maybe a splash of Bourbon if we’re feeling frisky. Cajeta is a seasonal product, so look for it as the leaves start to change color each year and stock up, because we guarantee it will go fast. Cajeta is packaged in small, glass jars, unlike our other cheese products, but it is still sustainable.
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Supplier profile and photo credit: Biforst Farms’ website