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Help build a creamery for a small artisan goat cheese company. Our lease is up and we need land! Support real food + small business.

Support Belle Chevre in our efforts to grow!

Belle Chevre is a small artisan goat cheese creamery in North Alabama. Run by women, passionate about all-natural hand-crafted cheeses, Belle Chevre is the country's most creative dairy company, producing everything from creamy fig goat cheese to herb and oil packed chevre rounds, all natural and by hand as has been done since the beginning of time: an ancient craft but with a modern personality. We want to expand in a similar way – green, naturally and creatively with support of consumers that appreciate foods created by hands instead of machines. Our Kickstarter project is to fund a parcel of land on which to put our new creamery and goats!

Here's how this works: Essentially, we're asking you to give us money. In exchange, you get cool stuff. Your credit card isn't charged until our project ends and we reach our goal. If we don't get our target of $100,000 then we don't get any money and you don't get your stuff: so please, help us get there! Take a ook at Kickstarter's own FAQ.

The money raised in our Kickstarter project is the money we need to own a piece of land in Northern Alabama. We just found out our lease is up (and not for renewal) in 2013, and we need a new site! Investors will provide the capital for the building of the new creamery, whose plans we have already drawn up.  It will be built sustainably and by hand using the rammed earth method. Read about it here.

We are the nation’s most creative cheese company, and you can find us in markets across the US as well as in top restaurants in the hands of the country’s best chefs. Help us in our efforts to spread good chevre!

FAQ

  • We recently received a letter from our landlord telling us we have until 2013 to be off our current land. We need a new plot, and a new creamery! We need your help!

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    That's it! Once we reach our goal of $100,000 you are then charged for the amount you donated. Remember, if we do not reach my goal you are not charged a dime.

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    Every little bit helps! Feel good about supporting small, artisan-run companies and spreading good cheese!

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    Pledge just $20 and help us reach our goal! Get your lifetime membership in our Friends of Belle Club (which includes 10% lifetime discount on chevre with no blackout dates)!

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    A social media shout out on Facebook and Twitter, as well as on our monthly newsletters.

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    Your name posted on the land of the new creamery, on a tree, our bridge, or our patio, as “Friends of Belle.” Free membership in our Chevre Society, with special offers for members. An invitation to come tour the creamery. A social media shout out on Facebook and Twitter.

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    A limited-edition, specially designed ‘I ❤ Belle' Kickstarter T-shirt, plus your name posted on the land of the new creamery, on a tree, our bridge, or our patio, as “Friends of Belle.” Membership in our Chevre Society, with special offers for members. An invitation to come tour the creamery. A social media shout out on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Adopt a goat! You will have the opportunity to name one of our new goats, get certificate and picture of your goat PLUS a limited-edition, specially designed ‘I ❤ Belle' Kickstarter T-shirt, your name posted on the land of the new creamery, on a tree, our bridge, or our patio, as “Friends of Belle.” Membership in our Chevre Society, with special offers for members. An invitation to come tour the creamery. A social media shout out on Facebook and Twitter.

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    A signed copy of Tasia’s new cookbook, Tasia's Table: In the Kitchen With the Artisan Cheesemaker at Belle Chevre, PLUS adopt a goat! You will have the opportunity to name one of our new goats, get certificate and picture of your goat. Also includes a limited-edition, specially designed ‘I ❤ Belle' Kickstarter T-shirt, your name posted on the land of the new creamery, on a tree, our bridge, or our patio, as “Friends of Belle.” Membership in our Chevre Society, with special offers for members. An invitation to come tour the creamery. A social media shout out on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Your name and a blurb about you will be placed on our packaging, so our customers can read about your contribution in national stores like Whole Foods PLUS a signed copy of Tasia’s new cookbook, Tasia's Table: In the Kitchen With the Artisan Cheesemaker at Belle Chevre. Your copy can include a personalized message. Also includes adopt a goat! You will have the opportunity to name one of our new goats, get certificate and picture of your goat. Also includes a limited-edition, specially designed ‘I ❤ Belle' Kickstarter T-shirt, your name posted on the land of the new creamery, on a tree, our bridge, or our patio, as “Friends of Belle.” Membership in our Chevre Society, with special offers for members. An invitation to come tour the creamery. A social media shout out on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Be a part of our product development team. This includes a day at the creamery, tasting, brainstorming new flavors, lunch and meeting the cheesemakers and Tasia (transportation not included). PLUS Your name and a blurb about you will be placed on our packaging, so our customers can read about your contribution in national stores like Whole Foods PLUS a signed copy of Tasia’s new cookbook, Tasia's Table: In the Kitchen With the Artisan Cheesemaker at Belle Chevre. Your copy can include a personalized message. Also includes adopt a goat! You will have the opportunity to name one of our new goats, get certificate and picture of your goat. Also includes a limited-edition, specially designed ‘I ❤ Belle' Kickstarter T-shirt, your name posted on the land of the new creamery, on a tree, our bridge, or our patio, as “Friends of Belle.” Membership in our Chevre Society, with special offers for members. A social media shout out on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Limited edition 24" by 36" Southern Chevre screen print made by local Alabama artist (edition of 50, limited to 50) and social shout out, thank you on our website and a custom screen printed thank you card with a personal handwritten note. Your name and a blurb about you will be placed on our packaging, so our customers can read about your contribution in national stores like Whole Foods and Costco PLUS a signed copy of Tasia’s new cookbook, Tasia's Table: In the Kitchen With the Artisan Cheesemaker at Belle Chevre. Your copy can include a personalized message. Also includes adopt a goat! You will have the opportunity to name one of our new goats, get certificate and picture of your goat. Also includes a limited-edition, specially designed ‘I ❤ Belle' Kickstarter T-shirt, your name posted on the land of the new creamery, on a tree, our bridge, or our patio, as “Friends of Belle.” Membership in our Chevre Society, with special offers for members. A social media shout out on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Alabama Chevre Getaway: a weekend to literally and figuratively build a business. Come to the new creamery site, work on construction, eat great food from amazing local and national chefs, listen to great local bands on site, camp out on site. (weekend paid for but not expenses to the location). Your name and a blurb about you will be placed on our packaging, so our customers can read about your contribution in national stores like Whole Foods and Costco PLUS a signed copy of Tasia’s new cookbook, Tasia's Table: In the Kitchen With the Artisan Cheesemaker at Belle Chevre. Your copy can include a personalized message. Also includes adopt a goat! You will have the opportunity to name one of our new goats, get certificate and picture of your goat. Also includes a limited-edition, specially designed ‘I ❤ Belle' Kickstarter T-shirt, your name posted on the land of the new creamery, on a tree, our bridge, or our patio, as “Friends of Belle.” Membership in our Chevre Society, with special offers for members. A social media shout out on Facebook and Twitter.

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