Goats! Harley Farms, Pescadero

Butano Camp Trip 105I have a weakness for goat cheese, so as soon as I heard about Harley Farms Goat Dairy in Pescadero (and their award-winning goat cheese), I added the farm to our “must-visit” list.  After our visit this past week, I’m glad we did… and we’ll definitely be going back!

During this trip, we simply walked around the grounds and shopped for cheese in the excellent shop, but it gave us a flavor of the farm and left a taste, wishing for more.  Next visit, we’ll make reservations for the “Goat Tour”.  This time, I was afraid the tour wouldn’t hold the attention of my son, but after being there, and seeing the tour was filled with kids younger than my son, all of whom seemed engaged and interested, I’ve changed my mind.  I think he’d enjoy it.  A description of the tour from the website…. “Visitors take a two-hour, hands-on tour, following the milk from goat to dairy, from curd to cheese. Tours begin at our goat nursery barn just a field away from the dairy, where you may also picnic later. Bring farm-ready footwear and an appetite for cheese!”  If you decide to go, note that tours must be reserved in advance, through the website (click here.. Tour the Farm).

Maybe someday, if my husband and I want a special date, we’ll consider the Farm Dinner (or lunch).  I’ve heard it’s pretty tasty!  For more details… Harley Farms – Farm Dinners.

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Interested in going?  Harley Farms is located right in the town of Pescadero, at 205 North Street.  Visit their website for more details (current hours, tour times, and reservations)… Harley Farms Goat Dairy.

You may also enjoy, from A Little Yumminess…  Harley Farms:  A Romp with the Goats.


  1. LOVE goat cheese, but can live without goats. I lived on a farm with goats wandering about and casually butting into you.


    1. They can be pretty competitive! Did they chew your clothes, too?


  2. Jodi says:

    Goats, especially baby goats, are some of my favorite farm animals. Sounds like a fun place to visit.


    1. Baby goats are adorable. 🙂


  3. I had goat cheese on a few occasions what are the benefits and is it safe for someone with issues of their diet, my daughter Becca. (Gluten and restricted dairy) Thanks


    1. I’m not sure about goat cheese and gluten intolerance, but I understand that goat milk and cheese is closer to human milk than cow milk, and is, therefore, easier for our bodies to digest. When my son was a baby, he had colic, and I found he felt worse after I ate cow milk or cheese (breast feeding). When I switched to products made with goat milk, he didn’t react at all.


      1. Thanks for the information. We have several goat farms in our area I am thinking of trying. Have a great Sunday.


        1. elPadawan says:

          Goat cheese does *not* contain for sure, I have a celiac at home, and she loves her goat cheese in the oven on a hot piece of gluten-free toast :). Not sure about the dairy bit…


          1. elPadawan says:

            Does not contain gluten is what I failed to properly type, of course…


          2. Thanks for the info.


  4. Alex Jones says:

    I have tasted wonderful goat milk, but rarely cheese, which I must try.


    1. It’s a nice alternative.


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