In 2013, with the support of MALT and a USDA Rural Development grant, Tomales Farmstead began producing goat and sheep cheeses. They believe that in order to tackle our current climate crisis, food should maintain the smallest footprint possible. Tomales Farmstead cheeses are produced with milk from their Animal Welfare Approved herd and flock raised on certified organic pastures. They also purchase A2, single-sourced Jersey milk from the Silva Family Farm, a 7th generation farm in Tomales. Out of immense respect for the previous inhabitants and stewards of the land, Tomales Farmstead has derived several of their cheese names from the Coast Miwok language. They currently produce eight seasonal cheeses.