cheese-making

Making Ricotta Cheese in a Slow Cooker
July 5, 2019 . · Home Dairy

Accidental Ricotta. Isn’t all cheese intentional? Perhaps making ricotta cheese at home started with an ancient accident. A homesteader’s kitchen arsenal includes knowledge of crafting dairy products. Knowing how to …

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How to Make Yogurt From Scratch + Recipes

Yogurt is healthy and delicious. Learning how to make yogurt from scratch is very easy, and requires very little equipment.

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The Evolution of a Dairy Farming Business Plan

The small family dairy farm in Indiana run by Alan Yegerlehner produces grass-fed milk products, marketed from their pasture dairy. This has been their dairy farming business plan for generations.

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Before You Start a Goat Dairy Farm …
March 14, 2019 . · Home Dairy

Many goat owners, at some point, wonder about beginning a goat dairy farm, be it a hobby or to supplement income. It can be a daunting task to undergo, not to mention the laws of certain states make it nearly impossible to sell milk or dairy products. I interviewed established owners to discover what they did, what worked, and their limitations.

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Breed Profile: Poitou Goat
March 14, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

Breed: Poitou goat, Poitevine goat, or Poitevin goat. In French, the female is chèvre Poitevine, while the male is bouc Poitevin. Origin: Poitou goats are known in France as native …

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Icelandic Goat: Conservation Through Farming
March 14, 2019 . · Goat Breeds

A passionate young woman and her family battle against cultural and legal obstacles to save a unique and endearing rare goat breed, the Icelandic goat. Her animals starred in a …

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Tips for New Dairy Goat Buyers

New dairy goat buyers should remember housing, breed traits, feed, and health before bringing animals home.

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A Breakdown of Proteins in Curd vs. Whey
March 14, 2019 . · Home Dairy

When making goat cheese, you end up with most of the protein in curd and lactose in the whey, but we can get a bit more specific than that. Different …

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Goat Cheese with Ash

The history of ash in cheesemaking goes back hundreds of years to its use as a method to protect the surface of young cheese. As years passed, they later discovered that it also greatly improved the surface molds and how they grew on fresh cheeses for ripening.

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Butterkäse

The mild flavor and soft texture make this an ideal cheese for the table. I am sure that a lot of those requests that came to me for this recipe came from folks who grew up with this as the “go to” cheese at home when young (or not so young).

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