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Evergreen Lane Farm & Creamery

1824 66th St.
Fennville  Michigan  49408
United States
(269) 543-9900
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Midwest Living Review

Amy Eckert
This tiny artisan creamery produces organic cheeses made from the farm's goat herd.

You have to travel some narrow, winding roads to find Evergreen Lane Farm, the small, organic farm and creamery that Cathy and Tom Halinski run just outside of Fennville. That's part of the charm -- the rolling countryside is lovely in summer and just as spectacular in fall. Cathy learned to make cheese at the Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheesemaking. She's been making cheeses since 2002 and has operated this creamery since 2008. Cathy makes just a few cheeses and makes them well: chevre, La Mancha Moon camembert and a bloomy rind cheese called Pyramid Pointe that's cured with ash and salt. All of these varieties are made with milk from her La Mancha goat herd. Cathy also makes a semihard rind cheese called Poets Tomme that is washed periodically with Poet's Stout, a beer made by Holland microbrewer New Holland Brewing Co. That cheese is made from organic milk from local cows. Cathy invites guests into the creamery's anteroom, with a commercial refrigerator and counter space. There she cuts, samples and sells her cheeses. Cathy makes cheese practically every day at her creamery, and while she welcomes drop-in visitors, she has very little staff. It's a good idea to call ahead before visiting just to make sure she's in.

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