Incorporating the art of making cheese, along with offering local, fresh ingredients, is what Marfa Maid Dairy is all about. Owner and self-taught cheese maker Malinda Beeman, a native of Newport Beach, California, along with partner Allan McClane from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, have served the Big Bend area with their exquisite goat cheese since 2010. “The cheese making is an art in itself. I’ve been a full time professional artist most of my life, so I consider it an art form,” he said. The goat farm is listed as one of the best things to do in Marfa by Trip Advisor, an online, nationwide travel website. People can see the operation firsthand, sample goat cheese, and even pet and milk the goats. Tours are scheduled weeks in advance online, and arrangements are made for special groups such as schools or other children’s groups.