My day hanging with a family of goats was far more thrilling than I initially expected. The excursion was one of several during a trip through San Mateo County and Silicon Valley - the areas surrounding San Francisco.
As a child I remember feeding the goats at a nearby farm. I don't know why it excited me so much but clearly that same childlike joy is a part of me because the same feelings resurfaced at Harley Farms.
After feeding the goats and learning more about the cheese-making process, I had the chance to sample a few of the different varieties they make.
Harley Farms, past the tiny town of Pescadero off California's scenic Highway 1, rewards visitors for making the trek with copious samples of award-winning goat cheese, berry preserves, and syrups. Be sure to go outside and say hi to the goats themselves, and check out the amazing artwork chairs upstairs in the barn.