Artisanal Pastured Dairy

These are dairy products we've carefully sourced from nearby producers we personally know and trust. These are producers who share our rigorous standards of exceptional quality and integrity. 

Butter from Lifeline Dairy: Nestled at the foot of the Bitteroot Mountain Range, Lifeline is run by husband and wife Ernie Harvey and Jen Holmes and their kids. Together, they have built a small-scale dairy farm that is certified organic, 100% non GMO, primarily grass-fed, certified Demeter Biodynamic (a certification for farms that work to enhance the ecological health of land and soils, and the nutritional value of their food products). We believe this is some of the best butter available today, made the old-fashioned way. 

Sheep Cheese from Mountain Valley Farmstead: Randal and Carol Stoker live in the next valley over from Alderspring. They are artisan producers of raw sheep cheese produced with the ancient methods used by sheepherders in the Alps. They never use antibiotics, and make all of their cheeses in small batches (they milk the sheep, make the cheese, and package it themselves). As for the nutritional benefits, sheep milk has about three times the protein of cow's milk, contains all 10 essential amino acids, includes lots of Omega 3, is more digestible than cow's milk, and is higher in vitamins and minerals!