In 1870, Truman Stickney arrived in Maine Prairie Township from Erie, New York. He settled with his wife and four children on the south side of what is currently known as Stickney Hill. The Stickney farmstead initially was comprised of cattle, sheep, chickens, tobacco, buckwheat and Indian corn in order to provide for their family. But in a true entrepreneurial fashion, the Stickney family ventured into the production of dairy products. Recorded in the Stearns County Agriculture Report of 1879, Truman Stickney reported 500 pounds of butter production, thus the conception of the first Stickney Hill Dairy.
In 1999, Stickney Hill Dairy was rekindled with a mission of producing the nation’s finest quality goat cheeses. Much like their predecessors, Stickney Hill Dairy’s ownership was raised in the rich tradition of dairy production that is synonymous with Stearns County, Minnesota, the nation’s fourth largest milk producing county. The work ethic and values instilled while working on his family dairy farm serve as the cornerstones of what Stickney Hill stands for today. A specialist in the production of goat cheese, Stickney Hill Dairy manufactures several varieties and flavors of specialty goat cheeses. Each is made with immense care and dedication to ensure a consistent, flavorful cheese with every vat.