Shellbark Hollow Farm

Shellbark Hollow Farm sits in West Chester, Chester County, Pa. and makes award-winning, artisan-style goat cheeses and cheese spreads from their own herd of purebred Nubian goats. Cheesemaker Pete Demchur and his sister Donna Levitsky operate this family-run business, making hand-made cheese on-site. The freshness of Shellbark Hollow Farm Cheese, typically less than a week old, speaks to the quality of their products.

In the early 1970s, Pete found himself working with his sister’s herd of Lamancha dairy goats. He fell in love with the animals, and always wanted to start his own herd. Later when a friend mentioned she had two newborn goats, Pete’s herd was also born. His herd and his cheese making grew from a hobby to a successful business selling cheese and goat products to the Tri-State area.

Shellbark Hollow Farm’s herd of Nubian goats produces a high-quality, rich, butterfat milk that cheese lovers crave. Philadelphia Magazine honored Shellbark Hollow Farm with a “Best of Philly 2008″ award for their Dry Sharp Chèvre, and Philadelphia Inquire name their Chèvre and Sharp 2 cheeses “Cheese of the Month” for November 2009.  Shellbark Hollow Farm is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Farmstead & Artisan Cheese Alliance.

You can order Shellbark Hollow Farm cheeses by phone, e-mail or purchase at one of the listed locations. Tours of the dairy are not available; on-site cheese sales by appointment only.

Our Cheese Varieties

Sharp 1
Sharp 2
Aged Sharp
Crottin de Chèvre – a mold-ripened cheese
Aurora’s Cloud 

Fresh Chèvre Spreads
Hot & Sweet
Sun Dried Tomato
Provencal – made with the herb mixture Herbs de Provence and extra-virgin olive oil
Sharp plain
Sharp chive
Sassy Bee

Tomato Nest Biscuit – light chèvre nestled in marinated sun-dried tomato with a layer of pesto 
Honey Biscuit – light chèvre marinated in honey
Nutty Bog – light chèvre biscuit made with dried cranberries and a layer of walnut paste; available the end of October through the New Year.

Marinated Chèvre
Tuscan Bliss – chèvre marinated in olive oil with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and herbs, presented in decorative glass jar
Fresini – chèvre marinated in olive oil with porcini mushrooms, garlic and herbs, presented in decorative glass jar.
Herb Blast – chèvre marinated in olive oil with red pepper, lemon zest and herbs, presented in decorative glass jar.
Herbs de Provence – chèvre marinated in olive oil with the herb mixture Herbs de Provence, presented in decorative glass jar.

Tomme – a French cheese aged at least three months





Retail Locations

On Farm

Shellbark Hollow Farm
942 Cornwallis Drive
West Chester, PA 19380
**By appointment only

Farmers Markets/Farm Stands

Bryn Mawr Farmers Market
Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Chestnut Hill Growers Market
Winston Road between Germantown Ave. & Mermaid Lane
Chestnut Hill, Pa.
Sat. 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

East Goshen Farmers’ Market
West Chester, Pa. 

Fair Food Farmstand
Reading Terminal Market
Philadelphia, Pa.

Greensgrow Farms
Philadelphia, Pa.

Pete’s Produce Farm
Westtown, Pa.

Phoenixville Farmers Market
Phoenixville, Pa.

Reading Terminal Market
Philadelphia, Pa.


320 Market Cafe
Swarthmore, Pa.


Arrowroot Natural Foods
Bryn Mawr, Pa. 

Country Butcher Fine Foods Market
Kennett Square, Pa.

Di Bruno Brothers Italian Market
All locations

Kimberton Whole Foods
All locations

Milk and Honey Market
Philadelphia, Pa.

Spring Run Natural Foods
909 E. Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Swarthmore Food Co-op
Swarthmore, Pa.

Talula’s Table
Kennett Square, Pa.

Town Clock Cheese Shop
Gap, Pa.

Va La Vineyards
Avondale, Pa.