Black Mesa Ranch
Snowflake, Arizona, USA
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David's Culinary Blog
See our goats in action in this professionally done Whole Foods YouTube promo for our cheeses.
See BMR owner/cheese maker, David, make Pasta with Goat Cheese in just one minute.
But, wait, there's more!
Take a 4 minute "tour of the ranch" on YouTube .
4 Awards 2010 ADGA National Competition
2 Awards 2008 ADGA National Competition
4 Awards 2005 ADGA National Competition
3 Awards 2004 ADGA National Competition
1 Award 2010 ADGA National Competition
2 Awards 2005 ADGA National Competition
2 Awards 2004 ADGA National Competition
Click here to read the online version of Kathryn's booklet
This site last updated:
November 30, 2012
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Arizona's Premier Farmstead Goat Cheese Dairy!
Our line of exceptional hand-made candies is available seasonally during November and December each year.
Black Mesa Ranch’s Candy Kitchen is a very small candy company operated by professionally trained pastry chef David Heininger.
We’re new to the White Mountains of Arizona, but not new to making fine confections. The company, (formerly BestToffee) ran our candy and pastry operations from the main store of a small Tucson AZ candy and coffee shop chain until our move in 2000 to rural Snowflake in Northeastern Arizona and onto Black Mesa Ranch.
In late 2002 we began work on designing and building a small goat dairy on the ranch and by the fall of the next year we had obtained our state certification. We are now proud to offer the freshest candies possible as we turn to our own dairy to supply many of the dairy products we use in our creations. We, of course, continue to use only the finest other ingredients available too including exquisite Belgian Chocolates, perfect fancy nuts, and 100% pure flavors, extracts and liqueurs.
Our candies, as always, are handmade in tiny little batches, attractively packaged and express shipped with the utmost care. Please give our full line of fine confections a try. They also make great gifts.
WHAT MAKES BMR CANDIES SO SPECIAL?
They’re special because of the ingredients we use. We use only the best chocolates in all our products. Our Bittersweet Dark and White chocolates are imported from Belgium. Our Milk Chocolate is from one of the finest domestic makers in the country. The dairy products we use are only the freshest available including butter and cream from our very own certified small dairy here at the ranch – now that’s fresh!
They’re special in the way we make them. All of our confections are made from scratch in small batches. Our truffles and other chocolate-covered candies are individually hand dipped.
Many of our recipes are ancient family treasures (really!) that have been lovingly developed over decades by a talented group of home culinarians then refined and used by a highly trained professional pastry chef. We work hard to celebrate and preserve their efforts with every batch we make.
They’re special in that they’re so fresh. When you buy candy from us we don’t rummage around in some back storeroom to fill your order, we head to our candy kitchen and make it! We add no preservatives or stabilizers to any of our confections so it is imperative that we make, package, and ship our products to our customers as quickly as possible to ensure they are enjoyed at the peak of flavor.