Dancing Goat Creamery is michigan's leading producer of artisanal goat and cow milk cheeses. 

Dancing Goat Creamery is owned and directed by Veronica Simons Phelps. Veronica worked for Dancing Goat founder Barbara Jenness as a cheesemaker for several years before taking over in 2011.  Dancing Goat makes the same great quality goat and cow milk cheeses as always, focusing on unique, hand-made, small batch, artisanal cheese products using fresh milk from local farms. 

I love to utilize Dancing Goat in my catering. Their bloomy rinds make for a perfect cheese plate and their goat cheese blends perfectly into custom spreads or tops off a salad with goaty goodness. Their attention to quality and craftsmanship is always top notch.
— Amy Sherman, chef and tv personality
Dancing Goat cheese is amazing. As in the best Michigan cheese I have ever had. Seriously, some of the larger Michigan creameries need to take some notes.
— Chris Reilly, Specialty Cheese Buyer, Hiller's Markets


Dancing Goat sources our organically certified Jersey cow milk from Grassfields Farm. Grassfields is also another excellent cheese producer in the area and we love to collaborate with them.  Our goat milk is sourced from Autumn Acres Farm. 


Lubbers Family Farm, located just west of Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been home to Dancing Goat Creamery since the spring of 2013.  Populated by ducks, geese, alternately lazy and exuberant dogs, cows, horses, pigs, chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, and all the rest, Lubbers makes for the ideal pastoral setting for our creamery.  

We give all our whey, expelled from the curds in the cheese-making process, to feed hogs raised for pork, sold on site.

Lubbers, as well as Little Rooster Bakery, also located on the farm, share in our emphasis on sustainability and good, honest food. Check out the creamery as part of the weekly summer Lubbers Farm Tour, Farm-to-Table dinners, and other events. Find our cheese in the on-site Farm Store. 


Dancing Goat has received the Slow Food Snail of Approval, in recognition of our contribution to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of the food supply of the West Michigan region.   

Our cheese is widely available for purchase throughout the greater Grand Rapids area and is featured on the menus of numerous outstanding West Michigan restaurants.