Where milk begins its journey

Welcome to the Gilded Fern site! We are excited to have you along as we discover and create new cheeses. If you are visiting you are probably a cheese lover or maybe a cheese maker!

We are a family operated fromagerie, creating artisan cheeses with milk sourced from NH dairies. Access to a particular milk helps determine our particular cheese. We are always evolving as does our milk supply (Holstein vs. Jersey; sheep vs. goat).

Our passion is not only cheese making. We are also passionate about farming and the life that comes from the effort of farming. While modern life provides the many comforts and luxuries we all enjoy, the farming life provides nutrition to our soul!

We have a strong desire to share what we learn. Airbnb Experience Stays, cheese classes and a viewing station into our cheese room are ways we reach out. And who wouldn’t love learning more about cheese! It’s a fascinating food, bringing what is invisible (mold, yeast, bacteria) around us into the visible (cheese) … which then we consume with great pleasure. And when did cheese making begin? No one really knows but it is at least a few thousand (possibly 8000) years old.

We will try to share interesting stories and facts about each cheese and the labor that goes into each one so that you too will gain a deeper appreciation for this fabulous food!

Daughter Caroline made this lovely movie to show you a typical day of cheese making on the farm …