Brad and Leanne Donnay’s dairy farm in Kimball Minnesota is a leading producer of Minnesota goat cheese, or Chevre. Their whole family, Brad, Leanne and their 5 children milk 140 goats twice a day, then turn the milk into 20,000 pounds of delicious cheese a year. Their entire practice is sustainable and with an eye toward caring for their home place. They use 100% local feed with no pesticides. They use chickens to control pests and graze their goats on their ten acres of land.
“We milk 16 goats at a time, and each group of goats has a leader that shows them into the milking barn.” Donnay says, “When it comes to sustainability and taking care of our farm and the health of our goats, we try and lead by example.”
Donnay Dairy goat cheese is distributed in Minnesota, primarily to foodservice clients and high-end cheese shops.