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Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy
Ranked #13 of 32 things to do in Buena Vista
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Jumpin' Good Goat Dairy is a small family goat dairy and creamery that proudly produces pure, all-natural small-batch artisan goat cheese. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains we do our very best to make sure our goats are happy and healthy, because the happier the goat, the tastier our cheese. Besides the dairy and creamery our farm houses our country store, here we invite visitors to sample not only our seasonal offerings of cheese but also other yummy goods produce right here in Chaffee County! Guests may also visit the store to sign up for one of our guided Farm and Milking tours. Offered year round our Farm tour is at 11:30am on Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Our herd is seasonal so that means we only milk from early spring to late summer, therefore our Milking tours are only available from late March to late September at 2:00pm Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Because we live in the unpredictable Rockies we will occasionally cancel tours due to inclement weather.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 30 July 2012

Before we arrived we had much ribbing about our planned Goat Dairy tour; Oh my heavens did we have a blast. First we were watching as these 13 goats come marching in to get milked and they seemed to like it; and then all who wanted got to help with milking the goats. Playing in the pen with the baby kids was just one of the highlights. We got to watch as they herded the outdoor goats with a young lady on horseback directing them in, we saw the Guard Llamas an dogs who protect the flock from coyotes and other predators, We also learned a lot about making goat cheese and storage as well as how this dairy came to be. It is owned and ran by a young lady and her family. They also had some wonderful samples to try and then you can take home some cheese for sale if you wish. For those who live in CO, some King Soopers will now be selling the Jumpin Good Goat cheese in the specialty cheese aisle, so I can restock at the grocery. Best $5 value, kids are less.

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Reviewed 14 July 2012

Mom, Dad, and kids ages 13, 11, and 8 loved every minute of the tour. We started in the cheese sampling cabin where we were encouraged to try everything from unique recipes like Hot Chocolate goat cheese to spreadable varieties with herbs or fruit. We were led to the miking room where everyone had opportunity to place the automated milking cups onto the goat teats. My 3 kids even tried milking by hand (which brought lots of laughs as a wayward stream of warm milk found its way onto Dad's arm).

Lots of newborn kids in the petting area warmed right up to the entire group. Adults and children took their time petting and even holding the little goats. The cheese curing cellar lies 25 feet underground where the temp stays a perfect 56-62 degrees all year round. Cheese here can be cured for up to 20 years! Very informative guide answered every question and let us take our time in each area of the tour. The grounds, barns, and shop were very neat for a working farm. Delightful tour . . . $5.00/adults, $3.00/under 13.

Thank Rochelle F
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Great experience learning about how to make goat cheese & other dairy products. Interesting place with goats, horses, pigs & dogs. Tour guide was very informative. The cheese cellar was amazing & very pungent. The petting area was filled with friendly young goats, a calf, & a sheep. The store was awesome & filled with lots of delicious items to taste & purchase. We're bring home quite a few things-the chèvre is our favorite.

Thank laura p
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

This is so much fun! We enjoyed meeting the goats, learning of the breeding programs, feeding the babies, and learning about the cheese. Best of all ... the tasting of the variety of cheeses. One note -- don't bring your dog -- they cannot be on the property due to bio-regulations.

Thank Katherine S
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

We went on one of their off tour days. They say they have a petting area and a store available all the time. There was no petting area that I could tell. The store was very small and understocked, which is fine for a small business. My problem was that the lady working there, while nice, knew nothing about the cheeses. I had hoped to get some advice on the best sellers or her favorite, and she had no idea.

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