Doe Run Farm is operated by Kristian and Haesel Holbrook in Coatesville, PA. Kristian, a chef and cheesemaker, is responsible for the dairy herds and cheese making of Doe Run Dairy, while Haesel operates the fruit and vegetable farming, preserving and fermentation portions of the farm. There is a focus on sustainable farming practices at Doe Run, which includes rotational grazing of the herds of Jersey cows, East Friesian sheep, and Sannen and Nubian dairy goats.
Produced year round, Barn Owl is a pungent and richly-textured, washed-rind cheese.
Similar to a brie in shape, the rind of Barn Owl is a subtle mix of beige, white and yellow - reminiscent of barn owl feathers in terms of color. When young, the rind is slightly sticky due to repeated washings, but with age a secondary geotricum mold develops as a result of being cave aged. The interior texture is semi soft and a pale golden yellow color.