Founded by Karen Lindsay some 15 years ago. Little White Goats cheese had humble beginnings. With just a few goats, a love of great food and a curiosity about what could be created, Karen set out to create a cheese like no other.
With no background in Cheese, but armed with a love of animals, a history of farming and plenty of determination. Karen has grown from just a few head of Goats to over 70 today (not including those who have moved to other farms to ensure the genetic diversity of the herd).
The farm is set in the hinterlands behind Brisbane, nestled in between acres of banana farms, Karen goats enjoy clean air, lots of sunlight and no lack of love.
Karen sees to it herself that the herd is milked daily and tended to with care. She overseas the breeding and ‘kidding’ of the herd, a task far from the glamorous cheeseboards with wine that can be enjoyed because of her hard work.
Little White Goat Cheese is truly a family affair, with Karens mother, Fay, often found by her side at the markets or in the cheese room, the grandkids cuddling the ‘kids’ and her husband helping load feed. It is this love and passion that comes through in the cheese and some may argue is the secret ingredient.
A sustainable and ethical approach is taken in managing the herd, this means they breed naturally at their normal time of year. However as a result of this Little White Goat Cheese does experience seasonality in its supply.
To allow the brand to have a constant supply of cheese, Little White Goat Cheese sources Buffalo, Camel and Cow Cheese from partner farms.
These farms are all personally sourced and visited by Karen to ensure they share the same values of care for their animals as Karen does for hers.
Keep your eyes open throughout the year for specialty cheese that may be on offer when the Goats cheeses are in short supply.