About the Dairy
white cow dairy comes from Blue Hill Farm, a fourth-generational collaborational, family operation making foods from the milk of a hand-picked herd of homegrown grazing cows
The dairy is located in East Otto, Cattaraugus County, in the western region of New York State, on 200 acres of grassy hilltops where elevations exhale at 1,800 feet; and the sun, soils, and flora of the old-time hills are overrun with coltsfoot, beebread, burdock, violet, fescue, buttercup, birdsfoot, chamomile, peppermint, chickweed, wildstrawberry, yarrow, horehound, yellowdock, feltwort, orchard grass, nettles & clover.
The milk from this diet of predominate grasses, flowers & weeds unearths subtle, mineral distinctions in tone, clarity & complexity, highlighted by 'individual colors reacting' deep inside each of these small-batch handmade, hill country foods.
In a kitchen not more than a few meters from the cow stable, comes a year-round repertoire of 'fresh dairy', the likes of which few have seen (nor tasted) in a century or so... custards, puddings, creams, grassy yogurts, whey tonics, fresh cheeses, and savory spiced sauces. And, while the milk for these foods descends from the hilltops, the maple and syrups to flavor it, are gathered and boiled from the hillside forests, along with wild herbs, wildflowers, berries, & apples; most of which, and everything made, all comes no further, than a stone's throw away…