Dairy History

In November of 2009, we ventured out to New York’s Hudson Valley to attend the Dairy Sheep Association of North America’s annual symposium. Regardless of having zero experience in raising sheep or making cheese, we returned with the desire to create Colorado’s first Artisanal Sheep Dairy and Creamery. In September 2010, less than a year later, we welcomed our flock of 40 milking ewes and one ram. Cheese making began three days later. The adventure has only continued from there. On Christmas Eve of 2010, our first lambing season unexpectedly began. Since then, Fruition Farms Dairy & Creamery has grown to include three distinct sheep’s milk cheeses, all of which highlight a different characteristic of the wonderfully rich milk from which they are made. Through all the challenges, failures, and the success of receiving our first cheese award, we have been fueled to continue on our path of learning and the development of our craft.