And they use our recipe!!! Jennifer and Zach Sartell (This couple is just toooo cute!) Why are cheese makers always so nice? It really is amazing. For example, the Sartells from Fenton, Michigan make me smile and I just want to hug them both at the same time- group hug! Who are they? Well, they’re both artists – he sells his hand forged items at
From one of our favorite guest bloggers, Jayne Maker (The Barefoot Kitchen Witch) It’s been 2 1/2 years since I first interviewed Jayne (New Cheese Maker #4) when she was just learning to make cheese. She caught on fast and, since then, she has shared with us her fabulous tutorials on making Farmstead Cheddar, Feta and Smoked 30 Minute Mozzarella. When Jayne tackles a new
Great Gift Idea for Upcoming Holidays If you’ve never tasted cajeta, you’re in for a real treat. It is THE BEST. Just tie a few ribbons around a canning jar of cajeta and you have the ultimate present for any occasion. Ben picking agarita berries for his agarita jelly My Guest Blogger (with the best hat ever!) Ben Guyton has access to all the goat’s
Update on Maureen’s daughter, Mia Mia Herrera of LaBelle, Florida is now 13, but she was only 11 when we first interviewed her – New Cheese Maker #9 – Mia Herrera. We have followed her progress in the American Dairy Goat Association and this past July, she entered the ADGA National Goat Show in Loveland, Colorado and won third place showmanship in the intermediate division.
Making cow’s and goat’s milk cheese in southern New Hampshire Son, Jared, Mike and Julie Thibodeau (This photo comes from their Facebook page because Julie was the only one home when we came for the interview. Mike works a day job and Jared is still in school) It all started with a 4H project! Julie and Mike Thibodeau bought a farm 9 years ago when
If it’s fermented- he makes it! If you make your own beer, chances are you’re aware of Mike Tosmeire, the Mad Fermentationist. He has loads of recipes on his website for making beer, hundreds of articles about making beer and a great list of links to websites about making beer. He’s sort of a beer making guru. Because he’s MAD, he also makes his own
Jeri Recipe from Mary Jane Toth’s Goats Produce Too! This is such a good little book! I think it’s the perfect way to start making goat’s milk cheese. Mary Jane Toth provides all the information you need in a simple, unpretentious, spiral bound booklet. You set it on your counter and you do what it says! There are 3 recipes in the book for goat’s
Kathleen Burek 30 years ago, she bought her first supplies from us! Kathleen Burek and her husband, John, from Montague, MA, have been living a “back-to-basics” lifestyle since they got married almost 50 years ago. They brought up their 4 boys (who are now middle-aged) with a large vegetable garden, horses, a cow, goats, chickens and turkeys. They wanted their sons to know where their