Baetje Farms Becomes Globally Known
by Victoria Kemper, Daily Journal
Posted: 2017-09-28 15:21:34 EST

Tucked away in the back roads of Ste. Genevieve County is Baetje Farms, a French-inspired artisan goat cheese dairy and creamery.

Veronica and Steve Baetje, along with a couple of employees and a handful of part-time helpers produce award-winning artisan goat cheeses in a barn built in 1912.

Baetje Farms offers several varieties of their goat cheese. Their signature cheese is the Bloomsdale, a Super Gold winner of the World Cheese Awards, 2012-2014. The Miette has a buttery/creamery consistency and has the flavor of a sweet very yeasty bread dough. The Fleur de la Vallee is a mix of goat and sheep milk which melts in your mouth with full bodied flavor notes reminiscent of toasted bread with butter, meaty bacon and eggs, and faint notes of toasted onion. Coeur du Clos smells of mushrooms. Amoureux is a newer cheese to the farm made from a goat and sheep milk blend, smooth and satiny with buttery grassy notes.

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