Friday night my friends and I traveled thirty minutes south to Climax, NC for a quintessential Triad food experience – dinner at the Goat Lady Dairy Farm. I have been eating, cooking and drooling over Goat Lady Cheese since I moved to Greensboro five years ago but had never gotten the chance to visit the farm until this weekend. And as I am hinting at the idea of expanding MMoM outside my home kitchen, this experience seemed like another perfect adventure to report. We booked our dinner reservations several months ago crossing our fingers in hopes for the perfect fall night. Karma was good and delivered a sunny, crisp and cool night on the farm.
The Goat Lady Dairy is perfectly picturesque from the red barn placed strategically at the end of long rows of fall crops (broccoli, bok choy, cabbages, lettuces and more), chickens and roosters scattering around charming cocka-doodle-doo (charming for me, at least) and the friendliest of goats nibbling and nuzzling. The dinner experience at the farm begins with a detailed tour of their philosophy, family and farm. After all your questions on goat retirement plans are answered, you are seated for a five course meal including a cheese course and a bonus conclusion of coffee and goat cheese chocolate truffles on the porch. Nearing the end of the night as I asked myself “How am I so lucky to be included in this experience?” and “Do we ever have to leave?” – the subtle scent of goat wafted in the air during our nightcap reminding me that moderation is the key to happiness. We traveled home at 10pm full of cheese and contentment in time for bed and the farmers market early the next morning. I’ll share photos from our evening this week.