Creamery Tour of Haystack Mountain Cheese

Haystack Mountain is a local Boulder creamery that makes delicious artisanal goat cheese.

They continuously win awards for their cheeses from the American Cheese Society, winning these awards in 2012:


2nd place - Feta
3rd place - Applewood Smoked Chevre
3rd place - Chevre en Marinade
3rd place - Camembert
3rd place - Red Cloud

In 2011 they won first place for their Green Chile Jack, which I've had and is amazing!

So lets take a tour of their creamery (note: they do not operate a dairy on premises, tour will be of creamery only). The tour is $10 per person, refundable if cheese purchases are made, and will last about an hour and a half. Tasting includes 5 or more cheeses- a sampling of their greatest hits- and can include Applewood Smoked and Green Chile Chevre, bloomy-rind beauties like the Peak, Snowdrop and Camembert, snackie melty Monterey Jack styles Buttercup and Chile Jack, aged, distinguished raw milk cheese Sunlight, Queso de Mano and Red Cloud, and their exciting new collaboration beer cheese with Oskar Blues.

Boulder-county-owned and -operated since 1989, Haystack Mountain is nationally recognized as a producer of premium, handcrafted raw and pasteurized cheeses, made in a variety of styles. Haystack Mountain cheeses are known for their outstanding, fresh, clean flavor and texture—a direct result of high-quality milk and the skill of cheesemaker, Jackie Chang.

While heavy perfume on a Saturday morning may be your favorite thing, ;) please refrain from wearing fragrances to this event.

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  • Ina

    DEE-LISH!! =P

    May 21, 2013

  • Rich M.

    At that new address, I am guessing you did not see goats and I bet you did not see cheese being made . Tell me what you say and how it went, please.
    Did they charge you ?

    May 18, 2013

    • Ina

      No, no goats since they now get the milk delivered 3x/wk from Cañon City. Production not running on weekend, but b/c of our small group (8) John was very accommodating n actually took us into the cheese making room (normally just viewed thru a glass window), gave in-depth explanations of processes n how's/whys of different cheeses, showed us numerous chillers filled with curing cheeses, then brought out a dozen of them for us to sample!! The $10 tour fee was waived w/ a purchase, a no-brainer as we walked out with a shopping bag full! Sorry u missed it! ='( I'd still highly recommend checking it out sometime! =)

      1 · May 18, 2013

  • Rich M.

    I went to 5239 Niwot Rd in Longmont - I could not see any signs - nothing that said Haystack- not really on the GPS either.
    sorry I missed it

    May 18, 2013

  • Ina

    No longer in Niwot. New location is: 1121 Colorado Avenue, Suite A, Longmont, CO 80501.....not that far from old location. =)

    May 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Ina, discovered that myself when I drove there! Be there in 5

      1 · May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running a few minutes late but will be there

    May 18, 2013

    • Ina

      Go to: 1121 Colorado Avenue, Suite A, Longmont, CO 80501. =)

      May 18, 2013

  • Anshi

    Sorry have to cancel!

    May 16, 2013

  • Diane D

    Sorry I have to cancel. Have fun!

    May 16, 2013

  • Barb K.

    I have a food blog Rose at creative-culinary.com and I've done some work with Haystack but I've never visited. I'm hoping it will be OK to bring my camera and take some photos?

    May 1, 2013

  • Barb K.

    Love this brand; can't wait to visit them.

    2 · April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We may be able to meet some goats and have a nice little picnic afterwards.. Maybe have some white wine with our new cheeses?! Details to follow.

    1 · April 26, 2013

  • Rich M.

    I should make it but have a cheese making class that looks like it is not going to go. I thought Haystack dairy was closed to the public.

    April 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We are able to have an open tour of the facility and a visual tour of the glass-enclosed cheese room (we are not allowed inside there according to food safety regulations). Should be a great time!

      April 26, 2013

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