Goat milk really does do a body good, but that's not the only reason to visit the Kunana Dairy - goats are really nice, funny and cute too. The USDA certified organic farm is a family run establishment that opened in 1999, but the family has been farming organically since 1979. They produce a gourmet goat cheese, as well as other baked goods and goat milk. The farm is also home to chickens and honey bees.
The farm is open for tours that last about one and a half to two and a half hours where guests are treated to a step-by-step explanation of the cheese making process, from milking the goats to the finished product. Reservations must be made beforehand.
The author's very own goat, Ramona — Photo courtesy of jade eckardt
During the tour, guests have a light breakfast of seasonal fruit from the farm's own organic orchard, which they can walk through. Guests also view and learn about the farm's organic vegetable garden, and taste freshly-made baked goods.
Goats are very friendly — Photo courtesy of jade eckardt
In 2010 the farm received the award of Best Home-Based Small Business on Kaua'i because they are so well-versed in practicing sustainable farming. Kunana cheeses are also found on the menus of Kaua'i's finest restaurants and, of course, can be purchased at the farm. Truly unique is the line of body lotions, shampoos, conditioners, and body soaps that they have produced and infused with goat milk.