Shellbark Hollow Farm sits in West Chester, Chester County, Pa. and makes award-winning, artisan-style goat cheeses and cheese spreads from their own herd of purebred Nubian goats. Cheesemaker Pete Demchur and his sister Donna Levitsky operate this family-run business, making hand-made cheese on-site. The freshness of Shellbark Hollow Farm Cheese, typically less than a week old, speaks to the quality of their products.
In the early 1970s, Pete found himself working with his sisterâ€™s herd of Lamancha dairy goats. He fell in love with the animals, and always wanted to start his own herd. Later when a friend mentioned she had two newborn goats, Peteâ€™s herd was also born. His herd and his cheese making grew from a hobby to a successful business selling cheese and goat products to the Tri-State area.
Shellbark Hollow Farmâ€™s herd of Nubian goats produces a high-quality, rich, butterfat milk that cheese lovers crave. Philadelphia Magazine honored Shellbark Hollow Farm with a â€śBest of Philly 2008â€ł award for their Dry Sharp ChĂ¨vre, and Philadelphia Inquire name their ChĂ¨vre and Sharp 2 cheeses â€śCheese of the Monthâ€ť for November 2009.Â Shellbark Hollow Farm is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Farmstead & Artisan Cheese Alliance.
You can order Shellbark Hollow Farm cheeses by phone, e-mail or purchase at one of the listed locations. Tours of the dairy are not available; on-site cheese sales by appointment only.