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.