MILKHOUSE

Farm & Dairy

Established 2010 in Smiths Falls, Ontario

We are a husband-and-wife team producing farmstead raw sheeps’ milk cheeses, grass-fed lamb, and all-natural wool products. After graduating from university we returned to the rural community where we grew up with plans to start a small-scale sheep dairy completely from scratch. 

In the fall of 2010 we began with 10 purebred British Milk Sheep ewes, one ram, and two llamas. In our first season on the farm we renovated our heritage barn, installed a milking parlour and built the creamery. The following spring brought on the arrival of 13 lambs, a new rotational grazing system, and most importantly the beginning of our first milking season. Thus began our first experiments with cheese making!  

We are anticipating another busy summer in 2019! We have grown from 10 to 64 milking ewes and welcomed 145 lambs this spring. Milking started up again for the season in May and cheesemaking will continue into October before the sheep and farmers all take a much needed break for winter!