Our farm was featured in the February 7, 2013 edition of The Winston-Salem Journal
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Our farm was featured in the April 21, 2013 edition of The Winston-Salem Journal
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Photography by Andrew Dye
Goat cheese ages in a refrigerated unit on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery.
Photography by Andrew Dye
Johnny Blakley (left) talks to his wife Robin as she pours out a milking pail full of fresh goat milk into a container for cooling on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery.
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Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery now offers a new goat cheese product, fresh chevre.
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery in Germanton is open throughout the week.
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Johnny and Robin Blakley unpack a bail of hay to feed their herd of Nubian Goats on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery in Germanton, N.C.
A few Nubian Goats grab a snack before Johnny Blakley finishes unloading their hay on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery in Germanton, N.C.
A pair of newborn Nigerian Goats with their mother on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery in Germanton, N.C.
A herd of Nubian Goats at Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery chow down on hay after their owners, Johnny and Robin Blakley, refilled their hay bin on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery in Germanton, N.C. Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, a Grade B goat dairy, produces goat cheese and milk as well as other local farm products and sells them on site as part of the growing "Locally Grown" food movement.
A herd of Nubian Goats at Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery chow down on hay after their owners, Johnny and Robin Blakley, refilled their hay bin on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery in Germanton, N.C.
Ellie Blakley, 3-year-old granddaughter of farmers Johnny and Robin Blakley, hugs a Nubian Goat while helping her grandparents with feeding time on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery in Germanton, N.C.
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Forsyth County farm making soft goat cheese
By: Kathy Norcross Watts/Special Correspondent

Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, the only farmstead goat cheese producer in Forsyth County, has started selling soft goat cheese, fulfilling a plan that has been 20 years in the making for Johnny and Robin Blakley.

Robin Blakley milks their goats, and Johnny Blakley makes the cheese on their 34-acre farm.

In October, they began selling raw milk aged farmstead goat cheeses. Soft goat cheese, or chevre, requires pasteurized milk, and when Johnny Blakley reached the age he could cash out some of his retirement, they bought a $15,000 pasteurizer.

“We’re producing more product. A 30-gallon vat of milk will make 65 pounds of cheese,” said Johnny Blakley, who is spending long days in the creamery.

“I still enjoy it. Now there are things that have to be done. The hardest thing’s been finalizing our packaging to make sure our packaging is suited to the new cheeses, making sure the labeling would stand up to moisture.”

Their newest cheese offerings include a variety of flavored chevre, including sun-dried tomato basil; garlic and chive; date and honey; and red pepper, onion and paprika. Johnny also makes feta, as well as farmers cheese, which he described as “a fresh farm-made cheese. It was something grandma could make today, and everybody could eat tomorrow.”

They will still sell a selection of their hard goat cheeses, including Rock House, a hard, grateable cooking cheese; St. Philips, a gouda style cheese named after Germanton’s former Episcopal church; and Saura, a five-month aged cheese.

Their chevre is available at their farm store off N.C. 8; at Grandview Country Store in Pfafftown; Clemmons Country Store; Let it Grow Produce, 4825 Country Club Road; the Cobblestone Farmers Market on Saturdays, which will be at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce Street until May 18, when it returns to Old Salem; and the King farmers market at the Stokes Family YMCA on Wednesdays beginning May 1.
Our farm was featured in the March 15, 2013 edition of The Weekly Independent
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery Expands Again
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery in Germanton became Forsyth County’s only Grade B goat dairy when they received their license on October 2, 2012 for aged raw milk goat cheeses.

In February 2013, they were certified to produce another new goat cheese product, fresh chevre, at the farm located at 3241 Buffalo Creek Farm Road, off of Germanton Road. Farmstead fresh chevre is now available in their on-site Farm Store in both traditional and flavored chevres.

Being a farmstead goat dairy, the farm uses milk from their own goats and the cheese is also produced on-site.

Their 34 acres are also home to grass fed beef, pastured free range poultry, pastured lamb, and rabbit, offered for sale in the Farm Store just Germanton Road in northern Forsyth County. Other items include goat milk soap, goat milk lotion, farm fresh eggs, local jams and jellies, honey, goat items and more.

The Farm Store is open Monday through Saturday 9am until 6pm and Sunday from 1 until 6pm. For more information, visit www.buffalocreekfarmandcreamery.com
Who's Got Your Goat?
Photography by Andrew Dye
Our farm received Forsyth County Cooperative Extension's 2013 Agriculture Volunteer Award!
Buffalo Creek Farm and Creamery, LLC
Farmstead Goat Dairy
3255 Buffalo Creek Farm Road
Germanton, NC 27019
336.969.5698
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