Help Us Help You Eat Cheese Sooner!

For years, people have told me I ought to sell more of my goat milk lotion, soaps and lip balms.  I ought to put them in stores, market them more on the internet, have more for sale at the farm.  I know I should…but CHEESE is my passion.  I love to MAKE CHEESE.  I love to TEACH CHEESE.  I want to SELL CHEESE.

I want to SELL CHEESE that reminds a person of what her Italian grandmother made.  I want to SELL CHEESE that makes local restaurant chefs proud to have on their menus.  I want to SELL CHEESE that brings our local terroir to the kitchens and dinner tables of cheese connoisseurs who appreciate and value the goat milk, green pasture, good hay, time, art and passion that go into making artisan cheese.

To realize my dream of making and selling cheese, my husband, our boys and I are building, after years of planning and designing, a small creamery in Penrose, Colorado, from which we can SELL CHEESE!


But we ran into a financial road block.  After installing the septic tank for the creamery, we began getting bids for the foundation.  $13,000.  It was much more than we expected and pushes us way over our budget.  We put on the brakes.  I got mad.  I cried.  The creamery we thought would be up and running last May is only an empty septic tank in the ground.  We can’t put in the foundation – thus using up much of our budget – and risk not having enough money to cover it with walls and a roof.  When my husband said we might have to wait one or two years, I yelled.


I don’t want to wait one or two years more to have our creamery.  By the time our goats have their babies next Spring, I want to be using their milk to make and sell cheese.

I began to think, HOW CAN I MAKE $13,000…FAST?  How can we cash flow the foundation so it puts us back into budget?

I could go back to work at a “regular job.”  My answer, not surprising to those who know me, was no.

I could sell lots of soaps, lotions and lip balms.  $5 for a bar of soap or a 4 oz bottle of lotion means selling 2,600 individual bars and bottles.  My brain couldn’t handle that number and it seemed out of reach.

OR WAIT!  ….I could sell $100 Boxes filled with soaps, lotions and lip balms!  That would mean only selling 130 boxes!  I could wrap my mind around that idea!

So, the idea for the $100 Box was born.  I will sell $100 Boxes of Goat Milk Soap, Lotion and Lip Balm and I only need to sell 130 to pour the floor of The Goat Cheese Lady Creamery, but I need your help!

HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP:  Order a $100 Box (or two or three).  Fill your showers, bathtubs, kitchen sinks and bathrooms with soap and lotion that has a purpose.  Use your $100 Box to stock up on birthday gifts, hostess gifts, employee gifts, client and co-worker appreciation gifts or “just because” gifts.  We make all of the Goat Milk Soap, Lotion and Lip Balm right here on our farm in small batches.  You can help us raise the money to pour the foundation to take us one step closer to having The Goat Cheese Lady Creamery by next Spring!


HERE IS WHAT YOU GET: 100 Dollars worth of our goat milk soaps, lotions and lip balms.


1. Click this easy button to order your $100 Box filled with a variety of our lotions, soaps and lip balms.


2.  Click this link… 100boxorderform …to see the custom order form you can print and fill out to customize your $100 Box.  Fill it out and send it back to me (email or snail mail) with your payment.  The soaps are $5 each, the lotions are $5 each for 4 oz bottles and $10 each for 8 oz bottles and the lip balms are $2.50 each.  You choose from the scents and sizes until your total adds up to $100.  You pay when you order (either by check mailed to The Goat Cheese Lady, PO Box 553, Penrose, CO, 81240 or by credit card or cash) and pick up your $100 Box at The Goat Cheese Lady Farm in Penrose, Colorado, or have it shipped to you for an extra $14.  (Boxes will be ready in approximately 3 weeks from your order.)

In advance, THANK YOU!!!  So far, I have sold 72 $100 Boxes.  I need to sell 58 more.  I appreciate your help and I know you will love what you receive!!

In appreciation and anticipation of selling cheese,

The Goat Cheese Lady

P.S.  If all of the above was just too much info, click here to order your $100 Box, or email me at to request an order form to customize your box.



About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Growing up, the closest thing I had to farm animals were a cat and a cockatiel. In 2009, Herbert (my husband) and I bought our first milk goat and I instantly became an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life..before I knew “urban homesteading” was a thing. That’s when we began The Goat Cheese Lady Farm, hence The Goat Cheese Lady blog you’re visiting now. After moving to the country in 2014, I embarked on life as a rural farmgirl. We continued teaching farm and cheesemaking classes, raising more goats and began construction on our cheese creamery. But life had other plans and in 2017, we decided that, due to financial and health issues, we had to close the farm for business. No more classes, no more creamery, a lot less milking. We went back to off farm jobs, I as an Occupational Therapist, Herbert in construction with his business, D&A Home Remodeling. At that point, I made a silent promise to myself that I would corral my entrepreneurial mind and focus on a job for a year. Well, it has been a year and I am back. Not to classes, cheese, soap or lotion, but back to writing. I love it. I’m not sure where it will lead me, but that’s where I’m starting. I’ll continue to write as The Goat Cheese Lady for now, and whatever the future holds, I’ll let you know. Our two boys are 14 and 11 and continue to be louder than my sister and I ever were. We have two dogs, Montaña and Flash, a cat, Jumpy, a flock of chickens and three goats. Yes, we still have Lucy, the goat who helped us start it all and was milked by over 1,000 people. She’s retired but still the boss. Chocolate provides enough milk for our family with some to spare for the dogs. Soccer friends, school friends, coyotes and mice are frequent visitors. There are way too many flies and every so often we see an owl. I’m glad you’re here. Sometimes you’ll laugh out loud, other times you’ll be inspired to appreciate the small things. My hope is that, over your morning cup of coffee or your afternoon work break, you’ll enjoy the antics and inspiration that are my daily life. Lindsey
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2 Responses to Help Us Help You Eat Cheese Sooner!

  1. Jen Dionisio says:

    As soon as I find my order slip……(ugh , that means cleaning my desk) I will send it… Ps…. Albert and I were talking 13k sounds REALLY steep for a foundation…… Try calling Shisler concrete ( pueblo) ask for Val or Randy and tell her/ him that Albert and Jen Dionisio said for you to call them….. It’s worth a shot , especially if it even saves 1k Have a beautiful week Jen

    Sent from my iPhone


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