Category Archives: Cheese Making

And Two More Makes Five!

We checked on Sally last night around 9 pm when we did chores.  Her udder was full and she’d been by herself a lot of the day, no signs of mucousy discharge.  Birth did not seem imminent.  We watched a … Continue reading

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Mozzarella, mozzarella, why dost thou fail me? Part 2

Watch out high school science teachers…here I come! My Hypothesis:  The higher the pasteurization temperature of grocery store purchased cow’s milk of four different available 1/2 gallon varieties with similar expiration dates will negatively affect the outcome of homemade mozzarella. … Continue reading

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Mozzarella, Mozzarella, Why Dost Thou Fail Me? Part 1

I have, to date, taught over 500 people to make mozzarella in The Goat Cheese Making Class. (See Annie below stretching raw goat mozarella).  In EVERY SINGLE CLASS, I tell students that you can make mozzarella with any kind of milk, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Joy of Cheesemaking

As I pore through cheesemaking books during the low milk season (1/2 gallon per day…high milk season is 5-6 gallons per day) and have not enough to make cheese, I am filling my brain with cheesemaking information.  One can (and … Continue reading

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Goats.

I never was particularly attracted to them.  They’re bony, their bodies are out of proportion, they didn’t register on my cute animal meter, and they really were never on my radar of “things I hope I own one day”. They don’t have the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Feeding Urban Families One Goat At A Time

Feeding urban families one goat at a time December 16, 2012 by csukach Herbert Aparicio, urban farmer, works to build a bigger greenhouse on his urban farm in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 24, 2012. The greenhouse will be warmed by … Continue reading

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Legalize Goats In Colorado Springs??

This’ll be a quick addition to the website, but an important one for any of you who want to be able to own goats in the city of Colorado Springs, regardless of lot size. I have been told that the … Continue reading

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Vinegar: Serving up Cheese Made With Petroleum ???

The simplest cheese I teach to make and the simplest cheese that people make all over the world…is made with vinegar. Or is it made with synthetic alcohol derived from petroleum or natural gas which is then used to make … Continue reading

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Recipe: Honey Fig Ricotta

Ricotta is a lot like ice cream.  WHAT???  Yes. When it is drizzled with honey and speckled with sliced figs, it actually ranks up there with ice cream.  OK, you might need to be a cheese loving adult to appreciate … Continue reading

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