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 and author of the book, Tiny Goat Big Cheese.
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Articles by Kate Johnson

How to Host an Amateur Cheesemaking Contest
February 10, 2020 · · Home Dairy

Want to sell more surplus milk to local customers or find more homes for those spring kids? Teach how to make goat cheeses and then host a local amateur cheesemaking contest!

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Chocolate, Goat Cheese, & Wine (Oh My!)
February 3, 2020 · · Home Dairy

There’s nothing like a little chocolate, goat cheese, and wine to make chilly days more festive and bearable.

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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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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

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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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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Life Lessons from the Barnyard: Go(a)t Milk?
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites Go(a)t Milk? As fairly new dairy goat owners, many years ago, we learned one thing quickly: Once babies are weaned off their mother’s milk, you accumulate a …

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