Goat Rodeo Farm in Indiana Township earns top cheese honors in national contest

India Loevner, owner of Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy in Indiana Township, holds a kid Monday. She says the secret to her fine products is happy goats.

by Tawnya Panizzi | Photos by Louis B. Ruediger

Trib Live (March 27, 2023) - Despite growing up on a farm in Buffalo Township, India Loevner didn’t expect to make a career in the dairy business.

The Knoch High School alum took her passion with her, however, when she moved to a 130-acre farm in Indiana Township.

“It was 2015 when we started milking...

Best Cheeses 2022: Mixed Milk

Half wheel of cheese with wedge on oval platter

by Lilith Spencer | Photo by Nina Gallant | Styled by Kendra Smith

Culture Magazine (December 9, 2022) - Like a trick by Willy Wonka, this multi-medalist possesses the magical ability to conjure an entire meal with a single bite. The second you sink your teeth into a supple slice of Bamboozle, your palate is pulled through a familiar succession of flavors: cultured butter, salty ham, freshly-baked bread - the perfect Jambon-Beurre. Milk from Goat Rodeo's own herd of Alpine and Nubian goats is blended...

Four Cheeses That Can't Be Beat

These Cheeses took top honors at the American Cheese Society's Annual competition.

by Florence Fabricant

The New York Times (August 1, 2002) - To stock your cheese board it might pay to note this year's top selections in the annual judging by the American Cheese Society. They were announced last week at the group's conference in Portland, Ore. There are scores of categories for cheeses, butters and cultured dairy products, with winners in each. But only four were named Best in Show. In first place was Whitney, a Raclette-style cheese from Jasper Hill Farm in Greensboro Bend, Vt. Second place went to two cheeses: Flagsheep, a semihard blend of cow and sheep milks by Beecher's Handmade Cheese in Seattle; and Bamboozle, a washed-rind blend of goat and cow milks from Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy in Allison Park, Pa. In third place was another Jasper Hill Farm cheese, Greensward, a soft-ripened washed rind beauty made in collaboration with Murray's Cheese in New York.

Hampton farm’s goat cheese wins top spot at World Cheese Championships in Wisconsin

Hampton farm’s goat cheese wins top spot at World Cheese Championships in Wisconsin

Tribune-Review (March 23, 2022) – A Hampton farm has partnered with local businesses to create one of the world’s best cheeses, at least according to the judges at the World Championship Cheese Contest, held March 1-3 in Wisconsin.

Bamboozle cheese, created from a blend of goat and cow’s milk at Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy in Hampton, took first place in the competition’s surface-ripened mixed-milk cheese category. It is aged for at least two months and washed with Tracks Again, an unfiltered pilsner brewed by Pittsburgh-based Cinderlands Beer Co. It is a semi-soft cheese with notes of prosciutto and peanuts.

Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy Brings Home Gold in 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest

Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy Brings Home Gold in 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest

Local Pittsburgh (March 9, 2022) – Goat Rodeo Farm & Dairy becomes the ‘big cheese’ after taking first place for their cheese Bamboozle during last week’s biennial World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wisconsin on March 1-3, 2022. The World Championship Cheese Contest is the largest technical cheese, butter, yogurt, and dry dairy ingredient competition in the world. Hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association since 1957, this year’s contest received a total of 2,919 entries from 28 countries worldwide.