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

For the Love of Bloomy Rind Cheese
February 21, 2020 · · Home Dairy

While chèvre may be the most popular fresh goat cheese, when it comes to aged goat cheese, my favorite is a mouth-watering bloomy rind cheese.

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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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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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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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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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Life Lessons from the Barnyard: The Sweetest Boy
March 14, 2019 · · Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites By Kate Johnson In the world of dairy goats, girls rule and boys drool. What I mean by that is, does are the main workers providing babies …

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Making Goat Cheese with Surplus Milk
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Got Milk? Make Cheese! Making goat cheese is an easy way to use that surplus milk for your family.

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