Noble Springs Dairy: Goat Cheese Farm

November 19, 2010

By Tiffany Howard

Goats have been a part of Dustin Noble’s life for as long as he can remember; he was raised on goat’s milk due to his brother’s dairy allergy. Years later, when Dustin was in middle school, he wanted to start showing animals. During the decision-making process, Dustin’s father remembered the good times they had raising goats in their earlier years and suggested Dustin give that a try. Dustin did just that, raising and showing goats throughout middle school, high school and even college.

While raising and selling breeding stock across the country, Dustin started attending national goat shows. It was during a goat show in Iowa that Dustin met his future wife, Justyne, who has been involved with goats for her whole life as well. Originally from Kansas, Justyne moved to Tennessee to receive her education and to be with Dustin. Of course, she brought some of her goats with her.

Noble Springs Dairy Goat Farmers Dustin and Justyne Noble, Franklin, TN

The Nobles had talked about turning their love of raising goats into a product they could offer directly to consumers. Business planning began in 2007, and in August 2009, Noble Springs Dairy opened for business. Today, the Nobles milk about 50 goats on their Franklin, Tennessee, farm and offer a variety of goat cheeses, which can be found in 20 restaurants, stores and farmers markets in the greater Nashville area. Their goat cheese (or chevre, if you will) include flavors such as garlic herb, cherry berry, sun-dried tomato and basil, Santa Fe, peppercorn and more. They also offer chevre logs, feta, cheddar and Gouda.

If you are wondering what goes well with goat cheese, Dustin and Justyne have a few suggestions: put it on pizzas, add it to salads, stir-fry it with chicken and veggies, spread it on sandwiches or just dip crackers in it.

Try it for yourself by visiting www.noblespringsdairy.com, or call (615) 481-9546 to find out where to buy the products or to schedule a farm tour, which are by appointment only.

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  1. John Sullivan says:

    I would love to get unpasteurized goat milk. Do you offer any? Thank you.

    • Blair Thomas says:

      John,
      The best way to find out if Noble Springs has unpasteurized goat milk is to contact them directly. You can email Dustin Noble at dustin@noble-dairy.com or call (615) 481-9546. Hope this helps, and thanks for reading!

      Blair Thomas
      Tennessee Home & Farm

  2. Dr. Robert Crawford says:

    Noble’s,
    We found an old milk bottle, and we want to find out at what “Noble’s” it originated from. It is in my sink. I am still soaking it.
    We “dug” it up on a farm area that was basically turned into subdivisions in the 1960′s -’70′s.
    The milk bottle seems to be about 60 years old. It says, in raised glass, Noble’s “that’s good milk.”
    It has been buried for at least 30 to 50 years.
    Sincerely,
    Robert

    • Blair Thomas says:

      Robert,
      This Noble Springs Dairy didn’t get its start until 2009, but I’m sure the Noble’s would be very interested to hear your story, and they might be able to help you figure out from which “Nobles’s” your bottle originated. To get in touch with Dustin Noble, you can email him at dustin@noble-springs.com.

      Thanks for reading!
      Blair Thomas
      Tennessee Home & Farm

  3. Heidi Liles says:

    Will you be having any doe kids available to buy ? Got your card when I was working at Whole Foods Market,