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

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 lot, rather quickly. …

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How to Can Milk

While frozen milk will taste more like fresh, it takes up a lot of space in the freezer. It costs money and energy to keep it frozen. Canning milk is one way to preserve your milk and save energy at the same time.

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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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Chèvre Cheese With Rascleberry Appetizer
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Chèvre cheese is a soft mild cheese made from goat milk. It is a simple two ingredient recipe, perfect for the beginning cheesemaker like myself. The first thing I discovered …

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How to Make Paneer Cheese
March 14, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Knowing how to make paneer cheese was a crucial skill for some Indian and Pakistani families. It provided quick, safe vegetarian protein to round out a healthy meal. Making paneer …

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Say Cheese!
March 13, 2019 · · Home Dairy

Modern homesteading combines elements of sustainability with the skills of making things from scratch, all to improve our lives. It’s hard work but we all agree the rewards are worth …

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