About the Author

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

How to Make Cheese Curds for Hard Cheese
November 5, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites 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 …

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The Dynamics of Cheese Names
September 29, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Did you ever wonder about all the cheese names out there and how a particular cheese got its name?

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The Wide World of Popular Cheeses!
August 9, 2019 · · Home Dairy

There are many popular cheeses out there but which is the most popular? And how many types of cheeses are there in the world, anyhow?

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Listeria Prevention for The Home Cheesemaker
July 3, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Thinking about listeria prevention might invoke paranoia and fear in many cheesemakers. By following these guidelines, as well as using good common sense, it is possible to avoid many of the possible problems.

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When to Wean a Goat and Tips for Success
June 11, 2019 · · Health, Kids' Corner

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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Food Safety for the Home Cheesemaker
April 24, 2019 · · Goat Notes

Culturing dairy products produces the perfect environment for both beneficial and harmful bacteria to thrive, so hygiene is critical during all steps of production. Practice food safety for listeria prevention and other contamination in all stages from the goat to the affinage.

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Preparing for Kidding
March 14, 2019 · · Health, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites 2 months prior to due date: Dry off doe: Does should have 2 months off from milking before they kid again. 6 weeks prior to due date: …

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Pregnant Goat Care
March 14, 2019 · · Health, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites It’s that time of year when many goat owners focus on pregnant goat care, as they’re either preparing to breed or have already bred their does. Spring …

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Life Lessons from the Barnyard: Trailering Adventures
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites When we first started raising dairy goats about ten years ago, we began with Mini Nubians. My thinking was that I loved the long floppy ears of …

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Getting Away
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites When we first moved from our suburban neighborhood to a rural property, one of our concerns was being able to take vacations and get away once we …

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