Shellbark Hollow Farm sits in West Chester, Chester County, Pa. and makes award-winning artisan goat cheeses from their own herd of purebred Nubian goats. Cheesemaker Pete Demchur and his sister Donna Levitsky operate this family-run business, making hand-made cheese on-site. The freshness of Shellbark Hollow Farm Cheese, typically less than a week old, speaks to the quality of their products. In the early 1970s, Pete found himself working with his sister’s herd of Lamancha dairy goats. He fell in love with the animals, and wanted to start his own herd. Later when a friend mentioned she had two newborn goats, Pete’s herd was born. His herd and his cheese making grew from a hobby to a successful business selling cheese and goat products. Recognized as one of Chester County’s oldest established artisan goat dairies, Shellbark Hollow Farm provides award-winning products to many chefs, fine restaurants, retail establishments, and local Farmers’ Markets throughout the tri-state area.
Shellbark Hollow Farm’s herd of Nubian goats produces a high-quality, rich, butterfat milk that cheese lovers crave. Philadelphia Magazine honored Shellbark Hollow Farm with a “Best of Philly 2008″ award for their Dry Sharp Chèvre, and Philadelphia Inquire name their Chèvre and Sharp 2 cheeses “Cheese of the Month” for November 2009. Shellbark Hollow Farm is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, the Chester County Cheese Artisans, and the Pennsylvania Farmstead & Artisan Cheese Alliance.
You can order Shellbark Hollow Farm cheeses by phone, e-mail or purchase at one of the listed locations. Tours of the dairy are not available; on-site cheese sales by appointment only.