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Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson raises dairy goats at www.briargatefarm, runs a cheesemaking school at www.theartofcheese.com and is an active volunteer with the Boulder County 4-H program. She’s also a member of the Colorado Dairy Goat Association.
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Articles by Kate Johnson

7 Great Ways to Make Aged Goat Cheese!
July 11, 2020 · · Home Dairy

Many hobby goat owners end up making goat cheese at some point, but fewer venture into aged goat cheese. This might be because aged cheese takes more time, uses more equipment (check out our homemade cheese press plan), and may involve a few more ingredients.

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How to Make Cheese Curds for Hard Cheese
July 6, 2020 · · Home Dairy

Many dairy goat owners quickly learn how to make cheese curds and turn goat milk into soft cheese, but hard cheeses can be intimidating. Recipes may look daunting because they are longer and more involved, and your equipment needs will increase.

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When to Wean a Goat and Tips for Success
June 25, 2020 · · Health

It’s important not only to know when to wean a goat but also to do it in a way that minimizes stress and ensures the ongoing health and production of those hard-working milkers. 

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A DIY Homemade Cheese Press Plan
June 16, 2020 · · Home Dairy

This homemade cheese press plan will get you off to a great start when you’re ready to tackle pressed cheeses with your milk.

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Is Cheese Healthy?
June 5, 2020 · · Home Dairy

If you have dairy goats and you want to make cheese with your excess milk, you may be asking yourself, “Is cheese healthy?” Or more specifically, “Is goat cheese healthy?”

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An Easy Guide to Cheese Aging Equipment
June 3, 2020 · · Home Dairy

Once you’ve mastered making soft and fresh cheeses, you may want to progress to pressed and aged cheeses. What kind of cheese aging equipment will you need?

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Recipes to Use Up Milk
June 2, 2020 · · Home Dairy

Looking for some new recipes to use up milk? Here is a list of some of the things you can do with milk, along with a few recipes with lots of milk.

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Training on the Goat Milking Stand
April 3, 2020 · · Ownership

Goats don’t come out of the chute knowing how to get up onto a goat milking stand, let alone how to stand still on one while you’re milking those sensitive goat teats!

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7 Easy Recipes for Making Goat Cheese
March 5, 2020 · · Home Dairy

Getting started making goat cheese? Try these recipes first!

If you’ve never made cheese, start with the quick & easy cheeses that need minimal equipment and ingredients and are ready to eat fairly quickly.

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Managing CAE and CL in Goats
March 5, 2020 · · Health

CAE and CL in goats just might be on the top of the list of dreaded goat diseases. But if you’re new to goats or you’ve never heard of them, here is some useful information.

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