Our Family Farm

Boys and Babies, the Early Years
Boys and Babies, the Early Years

Spinning Spider Creamery is an artisan goat dairy nestled in a mountain cove on Bailey Mountain in Madison County, NC.  Our elevation is high, our air and water are pure and our goats reflect this in their vitality and production.  Because of this, our cheese encompasses the essence of our mountain environment.

 

We are a family farm with our roots in 4-H and homeschooling our three sons.  Our family mission is to maintain a lifestyle that incorporates the cycles of the seasons with our love of our animals, our craft of cheese making and our family unity.  The entire family participates in the operation of the creamery.  The end result is a variety of handcrafted artisan cheeses brought to their fullest complexity of flavors through care and attention to detail in an old world style.

The Dairy
The Dairy

The Creamery operations are by our family with help by a seasonal employee in the milking parlor. Chris is the head of the operation.  She's the main cheese maker and makes those day to day management decisions.  Cullen, our oldest son, is a graduate of UNC Asheville and is working full time at the dairy along with judging dairy goats at shows around the country. He's also an employee of the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) as a Linear Appraiser.  His jobs here on the dairy rotate between marketing, herd management and cheesemaking.  The rest of the milking, chores and herd maintenance are handled by our youngest son, Morgan who is also attending AB-Tech, enrolled in their welding program. Sylas, our middle son, is finishing up his Master's degree at Appalachian State University with short stints at the farm helping out.  Chris' husband Jeff is employed full time with NC Cooperative Extension Service.  When he's not at work, he contributes the equivalence of another full time job building and maintaining the facility and most important, marketing cheese on the weekends at the farmers markets. Look for Jeff at Greenville, SC downtown farmers market on Saturday mornings.


Our cheese is available at farmers markets, local specialty stores and limited hours at the farm.

 

May 1 through December 23 we are open for weekend cheese sales. While we have no formal store front or tasting area, we are happy to show you our available cheeses when you come to the farm.

 

Open:  Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 pm.  

 

At this time we offer no tours and limit on farm sales to the days and times listed above.  As a small, family operation, we are often busy with the day to day management of our milking herd and cheese kitchen and because of COVID have chosen to limit our use of outside employees. We will happily answer your questions and tell you about our herd and our cheesemaking but at this time will be unable to provide any tours, viewing of the goats or the facility.  Thanks for understanding!

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