This past weekend, my husband and I took the girls to Harley Goat Farm in the cute coastal town of Pescadero, CA to pet some goats and buy some cheese! Doesn’t that sound like the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon? Well, it was. The drive there alone was worth it. Here’s a shot off of highway 1. Holy crap, that’s beautiful.
Harley Goat Farms gives daily tours, but they’re 2 hours long and $20 per adult. Our girls would never sit through a 2 hour tour and $20 per ticket is a little much for us. We didn’t feel like we missed out on a thing. We pet a few goats and bought a variety of goat cheese and called it a day. This place is totally adorable. And so is my family.
From the goat’s milk, Harley Farms makes Chevre, Fromage Blanc, Ricotta and Feta cheese. Y’all, they have a TON of it. O.M.G. And most importantly, they have a sample of every one. Most of my cheese pics are a bit fuzzy so I’ve shared the ones that turned out ok. It’s a little dark in the cheese room!
Apricot Pistachio Chevre
They also sell a variety of lotions, soaps, and lip balms, all of which are pretty pricey. We just stuck to the cheese. Most 8 oz tubs sold for about $8. The small buttons of chevre went for $4. The pumpkin goat cheese had me sold before I even tasted it. How can you NOT buy pumpkin goat cheese? It’s sweet, tangy, fall flavored heaven. We also bought a button of the cranberry walnut and the sundried tomato chevre. Delicious.
Harley Farms also hosts seasonal, 5 course, farm to table dinners. They are very expensive, around $125 a plate, but I have a feeling it’s worth every penny. I was unable to pull up their menu for the upcoming Autumn Dinner since both seatings are full, but here’s a video from CBS’s Eye on the Bay about Harley Farms and their seasonal dinners. It’s a bit cheesy (geez…. no pun intended!), but you get the drift.
Say Cheese y’all!