Montchevre, Los Angeles, created what is said to be the only non-GMO fresh goat cheese certified by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Arlington, Va.
Currently sourcing milk from 350-plus independent family farms, Montchevre’s product line consists of more than 50 goat cheese varieties.
“The practice of producing non-GMO goat cheese fits our commitment to making high-quality product by using high-quality ingredients,” says Arnaud Solandt, co-founder. “We believe that using traditional farming methods, preserving the integrity of the seeds and reducing the use of pesticides and herbicides are not only important to our environment, but [also] our customers, farmers and goats.”
A large group of independent family operated farms worked alongside Montchevre and NSF to achieve this non-GMO certification. Throughout this process, Montchevre opened a lab in Kalona, Iowa, to analyze crops, hay and feed for its goat milk producers. The milk produced from these farms is solely used to make Montchevre’s non-GMO goat cheese logs.
The line comes in Natural, Garlic & Herbs, Four Pepper, Honey, Cranberry & Cinnamon, Blueberry & Vanilla, Jalapeño, Lemon Zest, Fig & Olive, Peppadew, Pumpkin, Truffle and Sundried Tomato & Basil.
These non-GMO goat cheese logs boast a suggested retail price of $4.99 for a 4-ounce log.