About Mount Gilead Farm and French Broad Creamery

Mt. Gilead and its French Broad Creamery offer a variety of fresh, bloomy-rind, and aged goat cheeses, generally made in the French and Spanish manner. The farm is home to a herd of about 75 goats -- mostly Nubians -- as well as a flock of Bresse chickens, a French heritage breed renowned for the flavor of its meat. Although not certified organic, Mt Gilead Farm practices organic and regenerative agriculture to the greatest extent it can. The goats are fed hay grown (without synthetic inputs of any kind) on the hills of the farm. During the day the animals are free to graze the hillsides and browse in the lower reaches of the wooded hill. From these sources they produce milk that is made into cheese which reflects the unique qualities of our farm at the head of Green Valley. In addition to the range of cheeses the French Broad Creamery has on offer, the farm produces berry jams and cajeta, a Mexican goat's-milk caramel sauce.

Find us at the Lester Farmers Market Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:30 at the Leicester Community Center (2979 New Leicester Highway) starting April 13, 2022.

Mount Gilead Farm also offers a range of agritourism activities, from farm-stays in our short-term rental units, to farm tours that include a cheese tasting and -- during spring kidding season -- a chance to bottle feed the baby goats! Book your stay at


Physical Address

588 Green Valley Rd
Leicester NC
(Buncombe County)

Phone (828) 515-0120
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Dairy & Eggs
goat cheese

Meat, Fish & Fowl


Our Farm Offers:

Farm stays in cabin, including opportunity to work and learn. Bottle-feed baby goats and observe lambing during spring birthing season! Workshops on cheese-making, doll-making and story-telling for kids available upon request. Group size in line with current Covid-19 precautions. Contact us to arrange your visit!


We sell at the following tailgate markets:

  • Leicester Farmers Market


Provencal Farm Stay at Mount Gilead Farm

One bedroom and private bath unit with mini fridge and access to grill for outdoor cooking. Breakfast included, cheese tasting available. Book your stay through our website!