Our cheese is made using all-natural methods. Our farm produces raw milk cheese from grass-fed Jersey Cows. We rotationally graze our cows on 60 acres of pasture with grass and clover.
We practice environmentally friendly biodynamic farming methods. Chemical fertilizers, synthetic hormones or toxic pesticides are never used on our farm. Our Jersey cows are never force-fed to produce more milk than they were designed to produce. This one reason our Sunny Meadow Farm Cheese is so delicious and nutritious.
Explore the newly discovered benefits of eating dairy products from grass-fed animals. When grazing animals are raised on their natural diet of grass instead of grain, their products are lower in "Bad Fat" and calories, but higher in potentially life-saving "Good Fat."
What's more, the animals are healthier and less stressed, and they are more beneficial to the environment.
Our products have up to three times more nutritional value than most commercially available cheese. Many natural nutrients in milk are altered or destroyed when temperatures exceed 110 degrees Fahrenheit. We do not pasteurize our milk and our cheese making recipe temperatures do not exceed 103 degrees. All of our cheese meet the Federal Law Specifications because none of our cheese leave the curing rooms until it is aged a minimum of 60 days.
Raw Milk Cheese is a living food... its nutritional quality directly mirrors the health of our cow's digestive and immune systems, and the following Natural Farming Practices:
#1 The best feed for our cows is green grass and a variety of pasture plants along with access to hedge row plants and bushy wooded acres (for nutritional variety) in the Spring, Summer and Fall; baleage hay in the winter. These cows are healthy and make nutrient rich milk for cheese.
#2 Grass Farming and Organic Farming practices enhance the quality of the soil and its micro-organisms. Soil quality determines the vigor and health of plants, grazing animals and the people that eat those plants and animals products. Pastures and Feeds should not be contaminated by pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other chemicals, or genetically engineered organisms (GMO.)
#3 Calves (the future milking herd) need nutritious, antibody-rich colostrums.
#4 No Hormones. Bovine growth hormones are used in commercial cows to unnaturally increase milk production.
#5 Antibiotics. Use only to save a cow.
#6 Stress Free environments are created when cows, a herd animal, are allowed to freely roam and associate without crowding in the sunshine and fresh air, with enough time and space to manifest normal behavior.