“It’s hard to believe that Lynne Reeck started making cheese just four years ago.
During that short time, she has forged a reputation for producing some of the state’s most sought-after artisanal dairy products. It’s remarkable progress for someone who launched her cheesemaking career by experimenting on her kitchen stovetop.
“Some of those first chèvres were terrible,” Reeck said with a laugh. “But to me, all cheese is magical. The slightest tilt in the process can make a very different cheese. I find that astounding. But goats are magical, too. They take grass and sunshine and they turn it into milk.”
Yes, the goats. This is their story, too. On their 25-acre farm near Nerstrand, Minn., Reeck and partner Kate Wall raise a small herd of goats, and it’s their sweet milk that provides the foundation for the chèvres and fetas that are the pride of Singing Hills Goat Dairy.”