Cherry Grove Farm is a diversified, sustainable dairy farm and creamery situated on 480 acres of woodland, wetland and pasture in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. We make award-winning farmstead cheeses from our grass-fed cows’ milk. Our cheeses are made in small batches and aged on the farm, with attention paid to the craft of artisanal cheesemaking. Each piece reflects the distinct flavors, aromas and seasonal variations of our unique terroir. Developed from classic European recipes, our cheeses are American originals.
As a sustainable farm, we must use our resources efficiently, reusing and recycling as much as possible. Cheesemaking produces a large amount of whey. We feed that protein-rich liquid to our Berkshire and Duroc-cross pigs, who spend their days foraging in the woods and pastures. When in excess, whey can also be spread on the fields, adding minerals back into the soil. With more pasture than our 120-head dairy herd needs, we graze a herd of about 180 Katahdin sheep and a small number of beef cattle to help crop the fields. Our flock of heritage breed laying hens live in mobile coops, pecking through the grass and spreading organic matter as they follow the sheep from pasture to pasture.
By raising a variety of animals we use our resources more efficiently, creating a farm that is sustainable not only in production, but also as a business. With this ethos comes a commitment to the long term health of our land. We believe in building from the soil up, working every day to ensure that our organically certified pastures are nourished and thriving. If we take care of the land, the land will sustain us.
Our commitment as a farm is to be transparent, to educate and engage with our community, reconnecting our neighbors to the land and the source of their food. Our goal is to make the best farmstead cheese we can make.