Should I Make Cheese Making Videos?

There are lots of cheese making videos on YouTube, so why should I add more?  Do we need more cheese making videos in the world?  I don’t know.

But, I just kind of want to do it.  We’ve been thinking about it for a couple of years, but I never completely bought into the idea.

Now, I have…for a variety of reasons:

1.   It would force me to make new cheeses that I’ve been wanting to make, but just haven’t done it yet.

2.  I could use my new wine refrigerator for a cheese cave.

3.  It would be fun.

4.  It would bring more people to my website, which would hopefully bring more people to my classes…and maybe even cause me to create more classes.  (ie…more money for the farm).

But, I need your input.  Please, help me here.  I don’t want to spend a lot of time making videos if you don’t think you’ll watch them.

So, I’ve got some questions.  Would you be so kind as to answer them?  I want to know, if I make the videos, what do you want to see?  How long should they be?  Should I even do it?

Thanks for your help.  I’ll let you know what I decide!

–  The Goat Cheese Lady

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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6 Responses to Should I Make Cheese Making Videos?

  1. Karen says:

    It would be very helpful for those who are trying to make cheese at home to reflect on tools, handy reminders and how cheese should look at each stage. This gives a guide on whether we are doing it right when we try to replicate what we learn in class. Especially hanging, draining and pressing techniques. You may want to also have one on what to NOT do. Thanks!

  2. Linnea Bjorkman says:

    I said no on the survey… only because the thing that makes your idea unique is the experience on the farm. Maybe a video about the experience a person has when they come to the farm (that would entice people). But don’t give away your secrets and recipes until they get to the farm 🙂

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    • I appreciate your honesty. In the videos, I plan to do my best to include some of the “experience”, but I think you’re right…actually being here for a class is the only way to really experience it! Thanks, Linnea. Lindsey

  3. Cindy says:

    Go for it! 🙂 Really, you have lots of good reasons to do it, the most important of which is that you think it would be fun. Yes, there are a lot of videos on youtube, but each person has a different personality and will attract a different audience. I have watched some videos and will view more, but would prefer one you did, as I love your sense of humour. And while I have your ear….I have really missed reading your blogs!!!

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