SHEPHERD'S
WAY FARMS


Artisan Sheep Milk Cheese

Artisan cheesemaking is a rare craft in the United States and sheep milk cheesemaking is even more unusual. One of the most well-known farmstead sheep cheesemaking families lives and works in Minnesota, one hour south of Minneapolis.

Shepherd’s Way Farms is a family-based, family-run farm – the farm family consists of Jodi & Steven and their four boys, Aidan, Elia, Isaiah and Maitias. 

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Farm History
Steven Read and Jodi Ohlsen Read established Shepherd’s Way Farms in rural Carver County Minnesota with a small flock of dairy sheep in 1994. 

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Our Sheep

Since its beginning, Shepherd’s Way Farms has gained national attention for both its livestock and value-added dairy operations.

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Visiting the Farm
Shepherd’s Way Farms openly shares expertise and experience, inviting others to learn onsite and reaching out to the global community.

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Barn on the Move
The rescued barn will become housing for 200+ lambs, replacing the lamb nursery that was destroyed in an arson fire January 2005.

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Buckeye Chickens
Dedicated to the preserving of heritage farm breeds and as part of our mission, Shepherd’s Way Farms’ is pleased to continue our heritage poultry program.

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Large Black Pigs

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