Team Yogurt

Not Spoiled, Just Cultured

Please enjoy a virtual visit to Monkeyflower Ranch, a farm in Royal Oaks, California, where ewes, pigs, and chickens run about. There, farmer Rebecca King and her team making a killer sheep milk yogurt and a wide array of fresh and aged sheep milk cheeses under the Garden Variety Cheese name. All of Rebecca's cheeses and ewes are named for flowers, and the yogurt is sold in glass jars at select farmers markets. On the day of my visit, I asked Rebecca about her plans for future growth. Her reply? "I don't want to get bigger. I want to be able to know all the animals." Such refreshing simplicity. ~cheryl