Goldin Artisan Goat Cheese
32880 S. Sawtell Rd., Molalla, OR 97038
Farm Tours by Appointment Only
Carine M Goldin came to the United States several years ago from the Savoie region of France in the foothills of the Alps. In the Savoie countryside of her childhood, daily staples were French rustic bread and local farmstead cheeses. The region was home to many famous cheeses, mostly made of cow’s milk: La Tomme de Savoie, La Tome des Bauges, Le Reblochon, La Raclette.
As a child, Carine loved visiting farms in remote villages to buy unique farmstead cheeses and to shop in the local cheese shops. She was always fascinated by the varieties of cheeses, and her passion for artisan cheeses was encouraged by her grandmother, who was a life long cheese connoisseur.
After arriving here, Carine found that America was not rich in artisan cheeses, and Carine began to practice cheese recipes from her little ‘French book’ but could not find a good supply of fresh goat’s milk or cultures.
Her life in the United States first followed a path in the corporate world – making cheese did not blend well! However, even as an urban dweller she continued to educate herself in cheesemaking and in goat husbandry.
Finally, in 2004, her dream to own a goat farm came true when Carine founded her long envisioned farm. Goldin Artisan Goat Cheese is located on the east side of the Willamette Valley near Molalla, Oregon in on a lovely plateau in the Cascade foothills.
Made from the high-quality milk of the resident Alpine herd, the cheeses are crafted on a small-scale in a traditionally artisan manner. The inventiveness and skill incorporated in the production process make the unique quality of these rustic cheeses a true exception.