Frequently Asked Questions

    • Where does the name Falltum come from?

      • A.)Falltum is made from our rich fall milk hence the “fall.” "Tum" comes from the word Tomme which describes a small roundish cheese. We put them together to make Falltum.

 

    • Does goat milk/cheese contain less lactose than cow dairy?

      • A.)Yes, goat dairy contains less lactose and is gentler on the body to break down. Many of our customers are those who no longer eat cow dairy. 

 

    • What is the difference between raw and pasteurized milk/cheese?

      • A.) Cheeses in the United States that are aged less than 60 days legally have to be pasteurized.

        • Pasteurizing is heating the milk to 145 degrees and holding it there for 30 minutes.

        • Any cheese that we make using raw milk will be labeled "Raw Milk".

        • We choose to not pasteurize some cheeses due to the benefits of flavor development in the final product. 
    • Are your cheeses available year round? 
      • A.) Our physical store is open May-October and our online store is open 365 days a year. 
        • Our fresh Chevre is usually available May-December and our other harder cheeses all year. 

 

    • Goats/Farm
        • How long will the Farm Lunch Tour take?
          • A.) We are on the farm for about an hour and then lunch typically lasts about an hour.

        • Where is the Farm?
          • A.) A mile away on County ZZ

        • Can we visit the farm?
          • A.) We only offer guided tours of our working farm so that you can get the most out of what goes into Door County Creamery's daily operations. 

        • How many goats do you have?
          • A.) We are currently milking 130 goats.
            • We usually have 3-5 bucks
            • This spring we had around 250 babies, we sold most of them, but kept around 30.

        • What kind of goats do you have?
          • A.) We raise Nubians (long ears) and La Manchas (no ears) and cross breed them as well.
            • Nubians and La Manchas are known for having high butterfat content in their milk, which lends itself really well to making cheese and gelato.
        • Customers will often ask about the baby goats,”Why doesn’t that baby goat have any ears?”

          • A.) “It is a La Mancha goat and they don’t have ears”

 

    • Store

      • Are you open year round?

        • A.)No, we are for open from May through October, and possibly through December this year (this has yet to be determined). Our online store is open 365 days a year.

      • Are there other stores that carry your cheeses?

        • A.)Yes, we mainly distribute to other stores in Door County:

          • Sister Bay

            • Top Shelf

            • Piggly Wiggly,

          • Bailey’s Harbor

            • Waseda Market

            • Koepsel's Farm Market (Cow Curds)
          • Fish Creek

            • Fish Creek Market

          • Egg Harbor

            • Main Street Market

          • Sturgeon Bay

            • Madison Avenue Wine Shop

            • Econo Foods
    • Menu/Food/Wine

      • What are the gluten free options?

        • A.)All sandwiches can be made on gluten free bread.

          • The salad is normally gluten free

          • Ask if the soup of the day is gluten free or not.

      • Can we buy a bottle of wine from your wine rack and drink it here?

        • A.)Yes, there is a $10 service charge. We try to keep our wine prices low for retail sale but if drinking it here we add the service charge, which still keeps the bottle price low.

            • Ex.  if it is a $12 bottle of wine retail and you add the fee of $10, then the bottle would be $22, which is $5.50 / glass.

    • Soap

      • What are the ingredients in the soap?

        • A.) TheBase for all Goat milk soap

          • Organic Olive Oil

          • Organic Coconut Oil

          • Organic Sustainable Palm Oil,

          • Natural Essential oils or Natural Fragrance oils.

          • Some soaps then contain oatmeal or cinnamon for exfoliation and color.

 

    • Gelato

      • What is the Difference between ice cream and gelato

        • A.) Gelato is made with mostly milk and very little cream.

          • Less fat

          • Served at a warmer temperature and there is 25% less air whipped
            into gelato so you get a very dense creamy flavor and texture on your palate.

      • Is there a difference between goat's milk gelato and cow’s milk gelato?

        • A.) Goat's Milk lends itself to gelato because the fat molecules don’t separate like cow's milk.

          • Our own Goat's Milk is higher in butterfat and gently handled giving our gelato a very creamy and clean taste and mouthfeel that can be found nowhere else.
      • What's the difference between Goat’s Milk Gelato and Sorbet?
        • A.) Goat's milk gelato is made with goat’s milk
          • Sorbet is made with water and is completely dairy and fat free.