Fat Toad Farm Partners with Vermont Creamery


Steve Reid, Judith Irving, Allison Hooper, Bob Reese, Calley Hastings and Miles Hooper

Since 2007, Fat Toad Farm has worked to perfect the art of goat’s milk caramel making, focusing on traditional cooking methods and using a small number of fresh, simple, all-natural ingredients. Each year, our family-run goat dairy, owned by Steve Reid, Judith Irving, and Calley Hastings, has continued to grow incrementally to meet the increasing demand for our award-winning Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauces. As we near our ninth year in production, we have outgrown our farm and are looking forward to the next steps for our family, farm, and caramel.

We are excited to announce that in January 2016, we will be partnering with Vermont Creamery to source a year-round supply of fresh, local goat’s milk. Our beautiful and mischievous herd of 75 dairy goats will be moving eight miles down the road to Ayers Brook Goat Dairy, a first-of-its-kind model goat dairy in the United States run by Vermont Creamery. Not only will our goats be supplying milk for both our goat’s milk caramel sauces and Vermont Creamery’s award-winning artisanal cheeses, they will be a part of the growth and improvement of the Vermont goat dairy industry.

Our goal has always been and will continue to be to produce the highest quality, traditional goat’s milk caramel sauce, using the freshest goat’s milk available. Our dedicated team will keep producing our Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce right here on our farm, meticulously hand-stirring it to velvety perfection in small batches. We are grateful for this amazing opportunity to work with Vermont Creamery, one of the country’s signature businesses in agriculture and the specialty food industry, as it allows Fat Toad Farm to continue to grow and remain an active member in the Vermont agricultural community.

Rest assured, you will still find us down our beautiful, winding, sometimes muddy, sometimes snowy, sometimes really muddy, dirt road carving through the hills of Central Vermont producing the traditional goat’s milk caramel we always have.

Visit our website www.fattoadfarm.com to learn more about our farm transition, goat’s milk caramel sauces, and more!


Steve Reid, co-owner of Fat Toad Farm, with one of his favorite goats in her new home!


Calley Hastings, co-owner of Fat Toad Farm, with the ‘girls’ at Ayers Brook Goat Dairy


Christine Porcaro, Sales and Marketing Manager at Fat Toad Farm, with two Saanen goats in their new home


Christine Porcaro, Sales and Marketing Manager, saying hello to the goats at Ayers Brook Goat Dairy


Steve Reid, Co-owner of Fat Toad Farm,  and Miles Hooper, Crop Manager of Ayers Brook Goat Dairy


Allison Hooper and Bob Reese, Co-founders of Vermont Creamery


The Fat Toad Farm and Vermont Creamery crew at Ayers Brook Goat Dairy


Avalanche, an Alpine goat at her new home at Ayers Brook Goat Dairy 

Introducing our Holiday Limited Edition Irish Whiskey Cream Caramel

For the Caramel Adventurer!  Fat Toad Farm’s Limited Edition Goat’s Milk Caramel is made even richer and creamier with the addition of heavy cream, and after six hours of careful stirring, spiked with fine Irish Whiskey.  The whiskey burns off immediately leaving behind elegant, yet simple notes of ripe apricots, peaches, vanilla, and just a hint of chocolate before disappearing.  This holiday reserve caramel flavor is also dressed up in our  fabulous limited edition labels!

Get a jar of our Classic Irish Whiskey Cream Caramel here or get a Petit Jar in our Caramel Flight here!IWC_Social-Media(1)

Time for Tailgating!

For some of us, football season is all about snacks! Woohoo! Snacks are our favorite here at Fat Toad Farm and below are our three favorite quick and easy healthy snack recipes. The first step is to grab a jar of Fat Toad Farm caramel then go to www.nuts.com website to check out their awesome products including almonds, popcorn and pistachios! Finally, start throwing together this awesome spread of healthy snacks for your friends and enjoy the game!almonds

Get the recipe for Salted Bourbon Almonds here. Get your caramel here and almonds from nuts.com here!


Throw together some scrumptious Caramel Corn. Pick your favorite caramel here and your popcorn from nuts.com.


Put together a beautiful cheese plate including caramel that balances salty foods like pistachios. Find yummy pistachios here!

Homemade Halloween Candy: Snickers Bar with Fat Toad Farm Caramel

Homemade Snickers with Fat Toad Farm Caramel
Makes one 9×13 pan
Bottom Chocolate Layer

1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips

1/4 cup peanut butter

Thoroughly grease your baking pan. Melt ingredients together in a saucepan or microwave, then pour into the baking dish and spread until even. Let cool and harden completely.

Nougat Layer

1/4 cup unsalted butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup evaporated milk

1 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff

1/4 cup peanut butter

1 1/2 cup salted peanuts chopped, roughly chopped

1 tsp vanilla extract

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add in sugar and milk, stirring until dissolved and bring to a boil. Let cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in fluff, peanut butter and vanilla, stirring until smooth. Turn off heat and fold in peanuts, then pour over bottom chocolate layer. Let cool completely.

Caramel Layer

1- 8oz  jar of your favorite Fat Toad Farm Goat’s Milk Caramel Sauce

Top Chocolate Layer

1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips

1/4 cup peanut butter

Melt ingredients together in a saucepan or microwave, then pour over caramel and spread until even. Let cool and harden completely.

Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving, then cut as desired.

Halloween Caramel Corn

Fat Toad Farm Goat’s Milk Caramel Popcorn

Makes approximately 3 quarts of deliciously crunchy caramel popcorn

1/2 cup unpopped popcorn
½ (4oz) jar of Fat Toad Farm Goat’s Milk Caramel
¼ tsp salt, optional


1) Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

2) Pop popcorn and transfer to a separate bowl, leaving out unpopped kernels

3) In that bowl, add half of the caramel and half of the popcorn – stir to coat.

4) Add remaining popcorn & caramel, stir until evenly coated.

5) Spread caramel-popcorn mixture on baking sheet(12X17)lined with parchment paper, lightly sprinkle with salt (to taste) & break up clumps.

6) Bake popcorn for 50 min, stirring twice. Remove sheet from oven, allow popcorn to cool. Enjoy!

Fat Toad Farm Fall Favorites!

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Petit Caramel Ivy Gift Bag Quartet

“Love Fat Toad Caramel!!! Picked up a small container at my local whole foods and have been hooked since!!! Salted bourbon is my favorite flavor of them all. How could you just buy one?? The quartet is a must have. Do it!  ” -Kayla

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The Epic Caramel Jar

“All I can say is, I shouldn’t have ordered the biggest jar!! It sits there in the fridge, willing me to open it up and eat another spoonful. And I obey. I cannot help it! This stuff is great right from the jar, and even better on top of ice cream, or even bread.”

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DIY Caramel Apple Kit

“Fat Toad Farm has the tastiest, most incredible product I’ve ever tried. Having grown up eating “dulce de leche” in south america, I can appreciate the love and care that goes into it… Not to mention consistency and taste! Wow! This product is one that has me and my husband recommending it to anyone we know!” – Andre


Maple Caramel

“This was the first time I ordered your caramel sauce– and it is heavenly. I bought it to serve at Thanksgiving, but couldn’t resist giving it a try. My guests are lucky that I had the will power to stop. This is seriously delicious.” – Barbara

The best caramel in the US

Dolores Kent (Submitted on 9th Nov 2014)

This is a great product to add to your pantry. It’s rich, and the milk/sugar ratio taste is delightful. The milk taste comes through and it’s just sweet enough. Use it alone or over ice cream, fruit, pies, etc You can make crepes by adding chopped pecans to it. It’s truly delicious. Enjoy