cheese

Breed Profile: Poitou Goat
May 20, 2020 · · Goat Breeds

Poitou goats are known in France as native to the Marais Poitevin, in the ancient province of Poitou, western France. A popular legend claims that goats were left by Arab warriors after their defeat in 732 at the battle of Poitiers.

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Alpine Goat Breed Spotlight

The Alpine goat is also referred to as the French Alpine and registration papers for this dairy goat use both designations and they are synonymous. The Alpine goat is a medium- to large-size animal, alertly graceful, and the only breed with upright ears that offers all colors and combinations of colors giving them distinction and individuality.

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Making Ricotta Cheese in a Slow Cooker
April 25, 2020 · · 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.

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Adventures in Making Goat Butter
April 25, 2020 · · Home Dairy

The first time I tried making goat butter, I didn’t have a cream separator. I didn’t have much of anything. But I tried anyway.

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How to Dehorn a Goat: Early Disbudding
April 16, 2020 · · Health

Learning how to dehorn a goat is a task to understand before breeding, if you are preparing to keep a milking doe. Early disbudding makes the horn buds unable to become full-sized horns.

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A Homemade Buttermilk Recipe, Two Ways!
March 22, 2020 · · Home Dairy

Where can you find a homemade buttermilk recipe to suit your cooking needs? And is making buttermilk difficult?

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How to Pasteurize Milk at Home
March 7, 2020 · · Home Dairy

Learning how to pasteurize milk at home is just one facet of owning dairy animals. A crucial one.

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Vegetable Rennet vs. Animal Rennet in Cheese
February 20, 2020 · · Home Dairy

When making cheese, rennet usually isn’t optional. But, though they do the same thing, animal and vegetable rennet have very different beginnings.

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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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When Are Goats Good Pets?
January 9, 2020 · · Kids' Corner

Many people have become goat owners because they fell in love with a tiny goat kid and decided to give goat ownership a try. Are goats good pets if you don’t live on a farm or homestead?

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