Ran-Cher Acres
Randy & Cheryl Hiltz
744 Canaan Road,
Aylesford, NS
B0P 1C0





Welcome to Ran-Cher Acres!

Ran-Cher Acres is a dairy goat farm specializing in cheese making, owned and operated by Randy and Cheryl Hiltz and their youngest daughter, Sara.

On our farm overlooking the beautiful Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, we milk 100+ purebred Saanen dairy goats. We use the milk to make cheese, yogurt, kefir and bottled pasteurized goat's milk.

Randy, Cheryl, and Sara all have a hand in doing the barn chores. Doing chores includes milking, haying, putting down fresh bedding in each pen, making sure all the goats have clean water bowls, and doing many other tasks to keep the goats happy. During the summer we also take our goats on walks through the woods. They enjoy browsing on bushes and grass along the way.

Randy and Cheryl handle most of the actual cheese making, while Sara does the packaging and labelling of our many different types of cheese.

Every Saturday, Randy can be found at the Seaport Farmer's Market in Halifax, selling cheese, yogurt, kefir and goat's milk. Our son, Aaron, can be found at the Lunenburg Farmers Market on Thursdays. Our products are also found in numerous health food and grocery stores around the area and are used in local restaurants.

Besides all our other products, we also sell purebred Saanen breeding stock. Raising the Goat Kids is a family effort. We have sold stock across Canada, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon and as far away as Trinidad.

Cheryl and Randy Hiltz.
Photo courtesy of the Halifax Farmers' Market Marketeer publication


We have been making cheese for 39 years and are always trying to improve our products. Many Ran-Cher customers claim our cheeses and yogurt are "as good as anywhere in the world."

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Along with the barn and cheese work, Randy is the pastor of the Turning Point Baptist Church at Lake Paul. Never a dull moment around here.

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Goat milk is similar in terms of taste and nutrient profile to cow milk but has 13 percent less lactose, smaller in fat molecules and is naturally homogenized. In many instances, people allergic to cow milk can consume goat milk with no ill effects.

Goat meat is the most-widely consumed red meat in the world, is 50 to 65 per cent lower in fat content than similarly prepared beef and contains 40 percent less saturated fat than chicken prepared without the skin.
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Product List:
  • Feta Cheese
  • Cream Chevre - plain & herbs
  • Cheddar Style - plain ,smoked and herbed
  • Cheese Curds
  • Fresh Chevre
    - plain or pepper corn / garlic
  • Marinated Feta Cubes
  • Mountain Ash Chevre
  • Monterey Jack
  • Yogurt (plain) and Greek Style Yogurt
  • Paneer
  • Milk (non-homogenized)
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Gouda - plain & herbs and smoked
  • Quark
  • Water Kefir Grain
  • Kombucha (mushrooms)
  • Kefir & Kefir Grain
    (for more info. click here)
Other Products we carry:
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  • CanaanLand Pastured Products
    which includes:
  • Pastured eggs
    (balanced in Omega 6 and 3)
    available at the Seaport Farmers Market and at the Farm

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Our products can be purchased from our home or at local stores and restaurants:

We deliver our products directly to these outlets and other arrangements can be made as well. Contact us at (902) 847-3895 or email us for details
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Ran-Cher Acres

744 Canaan Road,
Aylesford, NS
B0P 1C0

Look for our blue directional road signs
when first coming into Aylesford and Berwick
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