What a great interview with Karen and James Christian of Swiss Hills Ferments. They are a wealth of information when it comes to fermenting, preserving, making cheese, aging cheese, yogurt, curing meats, making beer and so much more.
Here is my step-by-step tutorial and recipe for how to make Gouda cheese. I raise goats and have been making cheese for a long time and have taught hundreds of people how to make Gouda. But you don’t need your own goats or cows to make cheese – you can make it with store-bought milk! […]
As part of the growth of our little farm, we are preparing to add three goats to our menagerie in the spring. To make sure we are ready for this next step, I have been busily taking all of the goat related classes I can find, and reading up on goats and their care.
With a small herd of Nigerian Dwarf goats, my family will never be free from purchasing fluid milk. But we didn’t get these little girls for the milk. Nope. We bought them for their butterfat. Nigerians are cheese goats. We’re still in early days, and right now we only have one milking doe, and she’s […]
It seems so great to have your own milk producing animals on the farm, but how do you keep the milk from becoming a backlog in the refrigerator. We use a designated time each day and have designated products that we create with our milk. You have to set time aside to process milk on […]
Ever want to make your own cheese but don’t know where to start? This super easy recipe will let you turn a gallon of Raw Milk into a delicious, spreadable cheese that can be eaten plain or seasoned!