Bioland organic BBQ goat cheese
Hof Rösebach

Bioland organic BBQ goat cheese

The farmer does (yet) not ship to:  United States
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The project

Adopt a goat of our flock "Hof Rösebach" in Treffurt OT Ifta (Germany) and receive your harvest in the form of Bioland organic BBQ goat cheese at home. Mira will take care of your adoption and take its picture. You will also be able to download the adoption certificate, and if you wish, plan your visit to the farm. As the production coming from one goat is big, the adoption is shared among various people. If you wish to have a bigger share, you may adopt more than once. You do not enter into any long-term commitment: Although your adoption will be renewed automatically, you will always be informed in advance and may decide to cancel your adoption at any time as long as the preparation has not yet begun.

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What do you adopt?

You adopt a goat from our farm in Treffurt OT Ifta (Germany). The livestock farming and the produce have both been certified as organic by the European Union as of 2002, and as Bioland as of 2015. The Thuringian Forest Goat is a native livestock breed that is threatened with extinction. It is characterised by its white face markings and otherwise chocolate brown coloured or black coat. It‘s a medium sized, sturdy goat that is robust and hardy compared to other goats. Its origins are in the German state of Thuringia, which is also where we keep our herd of 350 goats. Our goats stay outside in the summer months and in good weather and can eat the fresh grass and fragrant herbs, flowers, leaves and bark directly from our diverse pastures around the farm. In the winter months the animals stay in the barn, where they have a lot of space to move around even more than the Bioland-guidelines tell us to. We feed them with hay and lucerne silage made 100% from our meadows and fields. Additionally we give them organic concentrated feed preferably from Bioland-Farmers. Our young herd is 5 years old on average. However, the oldest animal right now is 10 years old. In order to keep the offspring and also the effort for my goats as low as possible, our goats only have lambs about every third year. Only the goats that are about to "go dry" (produce less milk) on their own, we put together with the ram so that they get pregnant again. We keep a part of our kids for breeding, another part we sell as young kids to other keepers who raise them themselves. And finally, another part is slaughtered as dairy kid and the meat is marketed regionally (e.g. Easter goat kid). The remaining animals are sold as slaughter animals. For as long as you want to keep it and we can continue taking care of it, you can renew your adoption year after year. If your goat dies, we will replace it with no additional cost and assuring the delivery of your harvest from other goats. Goats that leave our farm are either killed or slaughtered due to illness/age. Your adoption produces an average of 720l of goat milk each season. With this amount we can produce around 120kg of Bioland organic BBQ goat cheese. 120 CrowdFarmers will share the adoption, and each one will receive a box containing 1kg of Bioland organic BBQ goat cheese.

What will you receive?

Each season we will send you a box with: 1 x __Bioland organic BBQ goat cheese__ (1kg, shrink-wrapped) All our artisan cheeses are traditionally made and cared for. They are particularly mild in taste and get the time they need to mature. This cheese is made from pasteurized milk. It has a mild flavour and can be used in many ways. You can fry it in a lightly greased pan with or without breadcrumbs over medium heat or place it in a fireproof dish on the BBQ/grill. The cheese becomes creamy soft on the inside and gets a golden brown crust. It also goes perfectly on a nice garden salad, simply cut into small cubes and added to the salad as a garnish. Packaged cheese can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 months. Once the packaging is open, it should be consumed within 10 days or pickled in oil as slices or cubes with or without herbs. In an emergency, you can freeze the cheese once it has been opened, although this will slightly change the texture. This cheese contains goat milk (lactose), salt, animal rennet. For my cheese, I have always used natural calf rennet, for me the most natural alternative - so I avoid synthetic ingredients.

When will you receive it?

Our goats give milk from spring after lambing, so we make cheese almost all year round. We ship the BBQ goat cheese throughout the entire BBQ season.

Why should you adopt?
Know who, how and where your food is produced. Source your food in a conscious, direct and consistent manner.
Buying without intermediaries allows the producer to obtain better prices. This helps generate better jobs and social standards in rural areas.
When you adopt something, you allow the producer to ensure the sale at a fixed price and to produce on demand. This also avoids wasting food that is grown without being sold.
It supports producers who strive for environmentally friendly packaging and cultivation practices.
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