Old Windmill Dairy

Artisan goat and cow cheese

The Old Windmill Dairy, based in Estancia, New Mexico, we offer retail and wholesale sales, cheesemaking classes, and farm tours. Cheese is for sale on the farm when we have an event. Our cheese is available at farmer’s markets and retail locations throughout New Mexico and Texas

2019 Announcement

Fantastic news!

We are expanding our cheese into Texas.  We heard you Texans! We are introducing our line into Central Market, all stores on January 9, 2018 in time for the the famous Central Citrus Promotion (look for us in the flyers).

We are excited to announce our expansion of our products into more retail food stores.  The demand for our cheese is exploding. We began 11 years with one small Farmers Market and expanded into 7 other farmers market. Now have 47 locations throughout New Mexico and are moving into Central Market’s 11 stores.

We have known Texas was a logical place to expand since our Texas supporters kept asking. And when Central Market came to visit and loved our cheese, we began to develop the capacity to meet our growing  demand.

We are also adding another category to cheese selection: our cream cheese flavored cheese spreads, just like our fresh chevre, but made from cow’s milk.

We hope you will visit the farmer’s markets and retail locations who are now offering our products.

Our Delicious Cheeses

Take a look at the gallery of some of our products available at fine stores and markets throughout Texas and New Mexico. Click the arrows to scroll through them.

Extraordinary Cheese

Find us at your nearest Whole Foods Market or La Montanita Co-op, as well as your local farmer’s market, wine and beer festivals, arts and crafts festivals and other specialty food shows in Southwest region.

Even people from Vermont have said, “This is amazing cheese, I wonder why we can’t get it at home.” Come check us out at the farm!

Take a video tour!

Farm tour hours are primarily on Saturday. Please click here for details since we are not open every Saturday. Tickets for farm tours and events must be purchased in advance.

Upcoming Events

Baby Goat Cuddling, Farm Tour, Cheese Sampling and Farm Picnic

Join us to feel the warmth and the love of baby goats, cuddle and feed baby goats, sample cheese. The cheese store will be open. Bring your own picnic and hang out on the farm.

Eldorado Farmers' Market

Friday May – October
3 pm-6:30 pm (early opening 7am, May- October)

7 Caliente Rd, (Eldorado) Santa Fe, NM 87508

This is a great community farmers market with meat, vegetables, bead, cheese and much more. It is right next to Santa Fe Brewery tap room in Eldorado.

Albuquerque Downtown Growers Market

Saturdays
7am-12 pm (early opening 7am, May- October)
810 Copper Avenue, Albuquerque, NM 87101

The largest and most popular among the four Markets, Saturday Market is where community gathers!

Santa Fe Farmers market

Saturdays, Year-round
8am-1pm (early opening 7am, June- Sept)
Market Pavilion, 1607 Paseo de Peralta (Railyard)

The largest and most popular among the four Markets, Saturday Market is where community gathers!

What people are saying

about Old Windmill Dairy

My family and I visited the Farm for their Fall Festival. We had the most wonderful time, Michael and Ed were very welcoming and all the staff was very nice, too! We bought five different flavors of chevre and can’t wait to try them in different recipes! Mary S.

Amazing! A small dairy in Estancia with a very laid back, family feel. Michael made special arrangements for us to come out and visit because of our schedule. The goats are adorable! We went to adopt 1 goat and ended up with 3…and a ton of yummy cheese. Bob R.

Loved the movie night and baby goat cuddling event, it was a great experience. Hanging out with the goats was so much fun, everyone there was really nice and we were very pleasantly surprised with the delicious gluten free s’mores that were offered. Betty W.

A friend of mine, her 3 yr old granddaughter, and myself came out last night for the Movie Night & Goat Cuddling event. We had a wonderful time. Having someone hand you a baby goat for you to snuggle was like Christmas for me. Thank you for having this event. Joe T.

A few words from

Ed and Michael

Our passion is making the extraordinary cheese from the best ingredients available. Our goats and cows are raised with love and we believe that’s why the cheese tastes so good.

We attributes our success and growth to our customers and partnerships with other farms and local businesses. These partnerships have created jobs, economic stability and increased the number of hand-crafted artisan cheeses made in New Mexico.

Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you on the farm very soon.

Ed and Michael
Owners of Old Windmill Dairy

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To our online customers

We are expanding so quickly that we have had to suspend our online sales but will pick them up at later time.