Veronica Simons Phelps
Veronica started making cheese at home after becoming a member of a cow share program from Lubbers Family Farm. She then had the opportunity to intern with Barbara Jenness, the original founder of Dancing Goat Creamery. When Barbara decided to retire she groomed Veronica to take over the business. Veronica is also very involved in the local food community – she is past president of the Slow Food West Michigan chapter and a committee member for the West Michigan Co-op.
Shortly after settling in Grand Rapids, Ben began cheesemongering at Aperitivo, Grand Rapids' supreme wine, cheese and charcuterie retail outlet and bar, in the new GR Downtown Market. He still occasionally appears behind the counter at Aperitivo and is the full time cheesemaker for Dancing Goat Creamery.
Lauren has worked with Dancing Goat Creamery since Veronica took over the helm. She is a great spokesperson for selling cheese on Saturdays at the Fulton Street Farmers Market. She also helps out at the creamery, mixing and packaging fresh chèvre in our signature flavors and creating lovely hand-rolled chèvre objects. Lauren also helps maintain social media for the creamery.