Family owned and operated, and located in Sonoma County, Bellwether Farms was founded in 1986 by Cindy Callahan,
a former nurse.
A casual suggestion by a friend to milk the sheep Cindy had been raising led to an exciting and rewarding adventure. She embraced the challenge of running a sheep dairy farm with customary enthusiasm, bringing the rest of her family along for the very eventful ride. To this day, Cindy assists in the delivery of nearly every lamb on the farm.
Bellwether Farms’ award-winning whole dairy cheeses are made with milk from their flock of East Friesian sheep and
Jersey milk from neighboring family farms, and are used in many of the finest restaurants across the country.
Bellwether Farms is also committed to their community, recently establishing the nonprofit Bellwether Farms
Foundation, pledging 1 percent of sales to strengthen the food system by supporting organizations which provide hunger relief or food-related education.