Working goat and dairy farm by day, bed and breakfast by night! Celebrity Dairy in Siler City is home to 300 acres of all the farm-themed entertainment you could ever need. In rural Chatham County, escape to a Southern oasis, equipped with all the feels of home. From March 5 to March 28, the barn doors are open to you and your accompanying guests. Each weekend in March, Open Barn events are back for private tours for groups of up to 15 people. There’s no better therapy than spending the afternoon with 100 dairy goats! See for yourself.
Let’s talk turkey, or chickens… or goats. The residents of Celebrity Dairy include 100 dairy goats, free-range chickens and the occasional peacock and barn cat. Year-round, guests visit this retreat, off the beaten path, to enjoy a book or game from the library, taste a freshly-made omelet at breakfast or attend one of the many events held on the property. If you’re spending the night, or just passing through, you absolutely cannot leave without tasting one of their many cheeses. It’s a rite of passage through the farm!
In production, all Celebrity Dairy cheeses begin the same – pasteurized milk is treated with yogurt cultures, then left to develop into curds and whey and, then, drained. The final product is much tastier than it sounds. Current flavors include spreadable goat cheeses, flavored with apricot, chipotle, chocolate, curry, dill, garbo (garlic, basil and black pepper) and jalapeño. Pick up a cheese log to-go with many flavors to choose from, such as rosemary and dill lemon. Feeling adventur-”swiss”? Try one of their mold-ripened cheeses.
Goats are known for more than just their cheeses. Charlie and Margaret Miller are the founders of Cud-Zu Goat’s Milk Soap, a new Celebrity Dairy product. Along with their tasty soaps, they also sell their goat cheeses and goat’s milk gelato onsite.
While most of the credit goes to the goats, the artisan staff at Celebrity Dairy deserves a round of applause for their mastery of French farmstead techniques, the creation of chèvre, or goat cheese. Providing local markets and restaurants with their cheese products, Celebrity Dairy has cultivated an honest farming community and welcomes you to explore their low impact, sustainable methods.
“I slept so peacefully each night, the farm is so quiet and lovely. Breakfast was outstanding each morning, with samples of goat cheese flavors to try. The hosts Brit and Fleming are knowledgeable about the area and are interesting to talk to, especially about the farm and how they created it into a goat dairy.”
This review from Tripadvisor says it all. Nestled under the 250-year-old oak trees, this rural bed and breakfast is split into two buildings. There’s the Greek revival farmhouse, featuring its grandiose porches, and the original settlers’ log cabin from the 1800s. Joining the two is the farm’s gathering room, a two-story atrium. Outbuildings on the property include an original log hay barn and granary, smokehouse, tobacco farms and the farmstead goat dairy.
It all sounds amazing, right? March is your time to book a visit to Celebrity Dairy! Open Barn events will be hosted on the following days from 1:30-4 p.m. each day:
- March 5-7
- March 12-14
- March 19-21
- March 26-28
Private tours for groups of up to 15 people will last a half-hour, allowing guests to interact with the goats, including their baby goats, and explore the farm. An option will be provided for guests to purchase a Graze Box for lunch, containing Celebrity Dairy cheese products. Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing protocols will be strictly enforced.
Purchase your group ticket and then select the date and time of your choosing. Finally, start assembling your most practical farm attire and ready yourself to stock up on cheese!