cheese

Phukamyao: Modern Goat Farming in Thailand
March 14, 2019 · · Ownership

Add to Favorites Caring hearts, and a shared passion for both modern goat farming and sustainability of the land, commonly join souls in the same region — or across continents. …

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Raising Goats for Profit: Choose Dual-Purpose Goats!

We have dual-purpose goats. The dual-purpose concept is one of breeding and raising goats for both meat and milk. The dual-purpose system takes full advantage of the wonderful versatility of goats and can increase your farm income when raising goats for profit.

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Historical Background of Alpine Goats

Goats, including Alpine goats, are believed to be the first animal domesticated by man. Bones of goats have been found in caves along with evidence of human inhabitation of those caves.

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8 Uses for Whey Around the Homestead
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Don’t throw out valuable products! There are many uses for whey around the homestead. As with coffee grounds for plants or cornhusks for mulch, these valuable byproducts …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Want to Offer Goat Cheese For Sale?
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Add to Favorites Many people who keep dairy goats would love to offer their goat cheese for sale. But how easy (and legal) is this to do? Unfortunately, for most …

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The Gift of Rennet

Back in 2002, I had the privilege of touring France with a group consisting mostly of amateur and professional cheesemakers from all over the U.S. And it was on this tour that I began to develop a deeper understanding of the true importance and value of rennet.

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How to Choose a Culture

Probably the most often asked question from new cheesemakers is how to choose a culture. This can be a daunting task, but made much simpler when you have a basic understanding of how and why the cultures work.

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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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