Al & Cecilia Schallenberger are a husband and wife farming team in Virginia. They grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to Virginia in 1981. Armed with years of professional experience in mechanical, manufacturing and network engineering, as well as project and program management, they set out to prove that the average farmer could build a USDA-approved dairy and sell goat cheese - without selling illegally or breaking the bank.
Their 45-acre Sweet Valley Farm was established in 1998 on the beautiful Rappahannock River in Culpeper County, Virginia.
Milk from our own hand-raised, hand-milked goats is made into Chevre (both plain and loaded with local flavors), as well as Feta and other semi-soft and aged goat cheeses.
Goat Milk Ice Cream
Available in 1/2 pint sizes only.
We have chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry flavors during the warmer months at our Farmers' Market in Spotsylvania.
Cows' Milk Cheeses
Made with milk from our Irish Dexter cows and mixed with locally grown ingredients.
Goat Milk Soaps
The natural way to beautiful skin! Our soaps contain goat milk, lye, coconut oil, palm oil, olive oil, and castor oil blended with pure essential oils and occasionally colored with herbs and minerals. After curing for 30 days, the lye dissipates, leaving a gentle glycerin product.
Goat Milk Lotions
Made by hand in small batches, we use only fresh milk from our own goats, pure essential oils, and top-of-the-line carrier oils.
Hand-raised goat kids are available each year for pets, 4-H projects, and other non-meat uses. Please contact us for details.