About us: who we are
Welcome to Lime Kiln Farm!
After years spent working in the banking and insurance industries Alessandro and Brent decided to do their part to save farms, one at a time, long before the 'farm to table' movement took place.
They bought a first farm in Caprese Michelangelo, Tuscany in 1991. They completely restored it (it was built in the 1600's and abandoned since 1970), opened a B&B and restarted farming operations: raising sheep, goats, cows and pigs. The farm property is still active and in their possession Visit website.
In 2004 they expanded their farming activity acquiring a second property in Anghiari, Tuscany, and bringing it back to life, focusing on raising goats and producing artisanal goat cheese. For that purpose they formed a cheese production and distribution company named ABCheese. On top they started collecting and pressing olives from their 450 tree olive grove. Now, in its tenth year, cheese demand is stronger than ever and also the management of this farm continue to be in their possession.
This latest activity gave A&B quite a name in the goat cheese world: they have been invited to several Italian TV shows (local and national), they have been reviewed by numerous food bloggers and they have experienced raising popularity in the local food movement. Brent wrote a book in 2011 'Get Your Goat', published in the USA by Quarry books, which gave him a strong fame between worldwide goat raising experts. Buy 'Get Your Goat' on Amazon
Now A&B think it’s really time for them to bring back this long accumulated experience across the Atlantic and start a new farming and cheesing venture in the USA. The Hudson Valley, in particular, has been identified as the ideal location for such an initiative, not only because of its climate and topography, but also because of its proximity to large cities (Albany, New York City, Boston, Philadelphia) where the farm to table movement is now well established.