Schedule of Classes Through December!

Gift Certificates are Available for All Classes!!

(Special Classes/Dates Available On Request!    Weekdays are also available, just ask!  Just Ask If You Don’t See A Date That Works For You!)

The Goat Cheese Making Class!  (Basic)  ***Most Popular!!***                               (Milking and Soft Goat Cheese, Mozzarella and Ricotta making) 8:15am to 12:45pm

November, 2012

Sunday, November 4 (SOLD OUT)

Sunday, November 11 (3 Spots Left)

Sunday, November 18 (4 Spots Left)

Sunday, November 25 (4 Spots Left)

December, 2012

Sunday, December 2  (4 Spots Left)

Sunday, December 9  (4 Spots Left)

Sunday, December 16 (4 Spots Left)

You will milk the goats and learn to make soft Goat Cheese, Mozzarella, and Ricotta with goat’s milk.  You also will be served a farm fresh brunch!  Cost:  $85.  Read more…

The Hard Cheese  Making Class (Advanced), 8:15am to 1:30pm   (Milking and Learn to Make Feta, Traditional Chevre and Cuban hard cheese

Please call to request a date!  I will schedule a class for 2 people or more…and you must have taken the Basic class.

You will milk the goats, learn to make traditional chevre, feta and Cuban hard cheese…and of course, indulge in a gourmet farm fresh brunch!  This class is only available to students who have already taken The Goat Cheese Making Class.  Cost:  $85.

Just Cheese Making Class, 9am-Noon weekdays, 2-5 pm weekends

Saturday, November 10, 2-5pm  (SOLD OUT)

Please call to request a date…classes will be scheduled if we have 2 or more students.

You will  learn to make soft Goat Cheese, Mozzarella, and Ricotta with our farm’s goat milk. You will bring home the recipes and samples of all the cheeses you make.  There is no goat milking or brunch included in this class.  Cost:  $60.

Bread Making Classes 2-5 pm

Please call to request a date….classes will be scheduled if we have 2 or more students.

You will learn to make homemade freshly ground whole wheat bread and cinnamon rolls!  Bring 2 bread pans and one cake pan.  Cost:  $60.

Goat’s Milk Soap/Lotion Making Classes –

Please call to request a date, class is 3 hours long….classes will be scheduled if we have 2 or more students.  Weekday classes are from 9-12, weekend classes are from 2-5.

You will learn to make goat’s milk soap and goat’s milk lotion from freshly milked goats milk!  Some supplies are required (see below).  Cost:  $80.

Students Provide The Following Supplies for Soap/Lotion Class:

Only two students per class need to bring supplies.

Stainless steel pot, at least 10″ diameter, 10″ high (Walmart), Wooden spoon, Candy Thermometer (Walmart or Ace or Grocery Store), Stick Blender (Ace), Rubber dishwashing gloves (Playtex or generic), Eye Protection (sunglasses work fine), 2 Rubber Spatulas, 1 Glass, Ceramic or Stainless Steel Bowl (Arc).  NOTE:  You will not want to ever use these supplies for cooking again!  Don’t bring your best cookware!

The Goat Cheese Lady will provide all other supplies.

Raising Backyard Chickens, 1:30 – 3:00

Check back next spring!

You will learn how to raise backyard chickens from baby chicks!  What to feed them, how to take care of them, if they need heat or not, what their coop should look like, what their pen should look like…and how big, how to handle the eggs, how to protect from predators, what to do with the poop, ideas for how to build your own chicken coop, or ideas for where to buy a pre-made chicken coop.  You can also order a custom built coop from The Animal Whisperer (he teaches the class!)  Cost: $25 per person.  Class size limited to 10.

Please call Lindsey at 719-651-9819 to sign up for classes!

About The Goat Cheese Lady

I am Lindsey. At first I was a city girl. Growing up, the closest thing I had to farm animals were a cat and a cockatiel. In 2009, Herbert (my husband) and I bought our first milk goat and I instantly became an urban farmgirl, attempting to balance city and farm life..before I knew “urban homesteading” was a thing. That’s when we began The Goat Cheese Lady Farm, hence The Goat Cheese Lady blog you’re visiting now. After moving to the country in 2014, I embarked on life as a rural farmgirl. We continued teaching farm and cheesemaking classes, raising more goats and began construction on our cheese creamery. But life had other plans and in 2017, we decided that, due to financial and health issues, we had to close the farm for business. No more classes, no more creamery, a lot less milking. We went back to off farm jobs, I as an Occupational Therapist, Herbert in construction with his business, D&A Home Remodeling. At that point, I made a silent promise to myself that I would corral my entrepreneurial mind and focus on a job for a year. Well, it has been a year and I am back. Not to classes, cheese, soap or lotion, but back to writing. I love it. I’m not sure where it will lead me, but that’s where I’m starting. I’ll continue to write as The Goat Cheese Lady for now, and whatever the future holds, I’ll let you know. Our two boys are 14 and 11 and continue to be louder than my sister and I ever were. We have two dogs, Montaña and Flash, a cat, Jumpy, a flock of chickens and three goats. Yes, we still have Lucy, the goat who helped us start it all and was milked by over 1,000 people. She’s retired but still the boss. Chocolate provides enough milk for our family with some to spare for the dogs. Soccer friends, school friends, coyotes and mice are frequent visitors. There are way too many flies and every so often we see an owl. I’m glad you’re here. Sometimes you’ll laugh out loud, other times you’ll be inspired to appreciate the small things. My hope is that, over your morning cup of coffee or your afternoon work break, you’ll enjoy the antics and inspiration that are my daily life. Lindsey
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5 Responses to Schedule of Classes Through December!

  1. Or another idea–maybe you could write an essay (about 500 words) on trying to get goats “legalized” in the city for Greenwoman Magazine’s “Growing Locally” column?In return, I’d give you a quarter-page ad, free! But, of course, I’d need it all soon, by the end of the month if at all possible. (If you’d like a pdf of our last issue, I can send you one.) I would like to help the goat legislation issue and I did send a letter to the council members some months back when you sent out a call for help. I only received a reply from Bernie Herpin, about how the city had to be responsible and make sure nothing got started that was going to be detrimental to other homeowners, blah, blah. Oddly, some seem to champion personal freedom/government getting out of the way, but when it comes down to actually putting it into practice, it’s another story. As a side note, I read something in another forum at that time about goats needing rabies shots and thought that needed to be addressed. Rambling, sorry. Lots to do today, already over-caffeinated. 🙂 I hope to hear from you! Sandra

    Sandra Knauf

    Editor and Publisher, Greenwoman Magazine

    http://www.greenwomanmagazine.com

    http://www.florasforum.com

    Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 00:33:57 +0000 To: sandra@greenwomanmagazine.com

  2. Hi Lindsey, I just wanted to send a note that my magazine is offering 80% off advertising for issue #4 this month. (You have to supply the camera-ready ad.) The issue comes out in December and since it’s a biannual, it will be out through next May. We are doing especially well on magazine sales at Buckley’s Homestead Supply store since they opened in August! I’m also working on getting digital versions of the magazine available for sale. Of course all back issues will be available indefinitely. Thanks for taking the time to read this. I loved the story you wrote this summer about the help you received during the fire. Sandra

    Sandra Knauf

    Editor and Publisher, Greenwoman Magazine

    http://www.greenwomanmagazine.com

    http://www.florasforum.com

    Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 00:33:57 +0000 To: sandra@greenwomanmagazine.com

  3. Angela Rothweiler says:

    I welcome a chance to take cheese making courses online. Do you know where I might seek them?

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