American Cheese Society Winner – 2017, 2018, 2019
Carroll County Department of Economic Development’s 2011 Agribusiness Award Winner

Welcome to Maryland’s very first sheep-milking dairy farm! Sheep have been raised for milk for thousands of years and were milked before cows. The world’s commercial dairy sheep industry is concentrated in Europe and the countries on or near the Mediterranean Sea.

The dairy sheep industry is in its infancy in the United States. There are approximately 100 dairy sheep farms in the U.S. They are found mostly in New England, the Upper Midwest, New York, California – and now in the mid Atlantic.

Shepherds Manor Creamery produces artisan sheep cheese and other products. Located in the beautiful countryside of Carroll County, Maryland, we are less than an hour from the Baltimore/Washington DC metro area. We are also very close to the vineyards and wineries of Carroll and Frederick counties.

Cheese is lactose issue friendly! Easier to digest than cows milk cheese, is rich in protein and high in nutrients.

Thank you for visiting our site and please be sure to check back often!

Colleen & Michael Histon

Maryland's First & Only Sheep Dairy