Black Mesa Ranch
Snowflake, Arizona, USA
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David's Culinary Blog
See our goats in action in this professionally done Whole Foods YouTube promo for our cheeses.
See BMR owner/cheese maker, David, make Pasta with Goat Cheese in just one minute.
But, wait, there's more!
Take a 4 minute "tour of the ranch" on YouTube .
4 Awards 2010 ADGA National Competition
2 Awards 2008 ADGA National Competition
4 Awards 2005 ADGA National Competition
3 Awards 2004 ADGA National Competition
1 Award 2010 ADGA National Competition
2 Awards 2005 ADGA National Competition
2 Awards 2004 ADGA National Competition
Click here to read the online version of Kathryn's booklet
This site last updated:
May 13, 2013
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Black Mesa Ranch - The Flavor of the White Mountains™
In the fall of 2008 The Phoenix New Times, a weekly newspaper, honored us with one of their "Best of Phoenix" awards.
Best Homegrown Goat Cheese
"Though Snowflake, the northern Arizona town nestled in the White Mountains, is outside our coverage area, we make an exception for this fabulous cheese that is available for purchase at boutique food stores around the Valley (Whole Foods is one) and at fine restaurants such as Quiessence. If you consider goat cheese to be an overpowering, overly pungent experience, think again. Black Mesa's cheeses are made exclusively from the milk of their own herd of Nubian goats, an African breed known for their adaptability to the hot summer temperatures.
The family-owned and operated company's Web site declares that Black Mesa never works on more than 14 gallons of milk at a time. That allows it to pay the closest detail to every step of the cheese-making process. The various cheeses — we especially like the goat's milk feta — are available online and at very reasonable prices. In a previous life, one of the owners was a pastry chef, and Black Mesa's commercial candy kitchen includes Goat's Milk Fudge and Butter Almond Toffees. Let's hear it for the goat! "
Other winners of this year's "Best of Phoenix" awards who use BMR cheeses include:
Binkley's Restaurant · Best Destination Dining
Rancho Pinot Grill · Best Place to Take a Slow Foodie
Pizzeria Bianco · Best Gourmet Pizza
Atlas Bistro · Best BYOB
The Farm at South Mountain · Best Patio Dining
Pane Bianco · Best Sandwiches
Quiessence · Best Seasonal Cuisine
Whole Foods · Best Cheese Selection
Congratulations to all! We are proud to supply these fine establishments with our wonderful goat cheeses!