One of my favorite US artisans!
Doesn’t it often seem the people who become legendary, who make a name for themselves in their art, do so almost accidentally? They think they’re on the road to one thing, laying the best plans, but take an unexpected turn and find themselves surprised by wild success. Such is the story of Judy Schad, co-owner and cheesemaker of Capriole Goat Cheese in Greenville.
It was the mid ’70s, and – long before it was hip – Judy, her husband, and their three small children ditched the ‘burbs of Louisville and moved to an 80-acre hill farm in Greenville. Judy had grown up spending summers at her grandparents’ small farm outside New Albany, and harbored a nostalgic, maybe unrealistic memories of those times. “It explains a lot about why I’m here – I thought I’d be walking back into a child’s dream – and well, it’s not quite as I remembered it… [my husband’s] comment is that I can turn any dream into a nightmare, just give me a chance!”