Have you ever tried farm-fresh, handcrafted goat milk cheese? How about goat milk gelato? You need to experience it firsthand at Door County Creamery! This family-owned business is serving up out of this world food paired with unforgettable experiences.
Before you travel to Door County, be sure to take a look at our complimentary Vacation Guide. It has everything you need to know about the area’s best restaurants, events, and attractions.
How Their Story Began
After culinary school, Jesse Johnson was apprenticing and working in restaurants around the globe. One day in the countryside of Avignon, France, Jesse came across a small goat farmstead. After spending the day with the farm’s family and observing them milk goats, make cheese, eat cheese, and drink wine, something imprinted on Jesse’s heart.
On another day down the road as Jesse was spending time with his wife Rachael, he turned to her and said, “Let’s get some goats and make cheese.” The rest is history. The couple traveled to goat farms and cheese plants and learned the craft. They began to transform their vacant family farm into a state of the art facility. They purchased 11 baby goats, which would eventually turn into 60 buttermilk-producing goats!
Now, Door County Creamery is thriving more than ever. Their farm is the home for their adorable goats, as well as a venue for farm tours and goat yoga. Their storefront, featuring a charming cafe, resides in Sister Bay and attracts visitors from all over.
Visit The Shop
Take a trip to the Door County Creamery and tantalize your tastebuds with mouthwatering local goat cheese and goat’s milk gelato. They also serve artisan sandwiches (a customer favorite is the chevre torte sandwich!), cheese boards, local wine, and craft beer. During the summer, the owners bring goats from the farm to the shop so customers can give these cute creatures some pets and love.
Door Country Creamery is located on N. Bay Shore Drive in Sister Bay, WI. They’re open from 10:30 am to 9:00 am daily from May through October. Make sure to visit them during the months that they’re open! If you are unable, don’t fret. You can purchase their delicious products online on their website.
Creamery Foods You Need to Try
Door County Creamery produces a selection of hand-crafted goat cheeses using the finest milk from their dairy goat herd. They make raw and pasteurized cheeses using what they call, “old-world meets new world techniques.” Flavors of their treasured cheese include Pepperjack, Pimento, Cherry, and Truffle.
This frozen treat is handcrafted daily using fresh goat milk from the Door County Creamery’s farm. Their silky smooth gelato contains half the fat of traditional ice cream but is bursting with intense flavor. Some of their one of a kind flavors include Caramel Cashew Crunch, Tiramisu, Raspberry PannaCotta, and Lemon Cookie. Delish!
Events at Door County Creamery
Door County Creamery is proud to host exciting activities throughout the season. They’ve partnered with Ironwood Yoga to offer Goat Yoga. During this playful yoga session, an instructor will guide you through 40 minutes of gentle yoga while the curious animals roam around you. The creamery also features Farm Tours. Tours include a light walking tour of the farm, in-depth education on how they raise the goats and make their cheese, and up-close encounters with the fuzzy goats. A patio lunch takes place after the tour, including a cheese tasting.
Stay in the Heart of Door County at the Ashbrooke Hotel
The Ashbrooke is a luxurious, adults-only hotel located in the heart of Door County in Egg Harbor. When you stay at our beautiful hotel, you’ll be minutes away from the best things to do in Door County.
Our Getaway Room is the perfect choice to relax to recharge. This pristine room features a king-sized bed, two-person whirlpool, and plush terry cloth robes for your use during your stay. It also has a wet bar, refrigerator, and microwave, so you have everything you need to feel at home. Check our availability and come find out for yourself why The Ashbrooke is one of the best places to stay in Wisconsin.