MALONE, Wis. – Meticulous attention to detail and excellent standards for milk quality make the LaClare Family Creamery an intriguing stop for travelers along the eastern side of Lake Winnebago in Malone. The drive from High Cliff State Park at the northern point of Lake Winnebago in Sherwood, Wisconsin, to Malone takes 25 minutes – and is one of the most scenic routes Wisconsin has to offer. Most of the drive will be spent on Wisconsin Highway 151. If anyone doesn’t think he or she is a fan of goat products, try the artisan cheeses and other products offered at the farm store. Generous samples are available for tasting.

The array of awards displayed in the farm retail store is testament to the quality standards insisted upon by the LaClare family. A variety of artisan cheeses are crafted in the on-farm creamery. They also sell cow-goat-milk blended cheeses, goat-meat products and outstanding ice cream from goat milk. The store includes a farm-to-table restaurant with a variety of menu items.

The grounds include elaborate gardens and a Kid Zone where young goats can be hand-fed. There’s a viewing area with baby goats and a daily “hug a baby goat” time in the afternoon. Goat Yoga is featured at 10 a.m. Saturdays throughout the summer. Consider including a visit to that unique destination while traveling Wisconsin this summer.

The creamery is located at W2994 County Road HH, Malone. Retail and cafe hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Sat; they are closed on Sundays. Visit laclarefamilycreamery.com or call 920-670-0051 for more information.

Greg Galbraith and his wife, Wendy, sold their dairy farm after 30 years of grazing cattle. He now has 20 acres of his grandfather’s original farm with a sugar bush and cabin. From there he writes about the evolving rural landscape. Visit www.poeticfarmer.com for more information.