Booker with Annie, born last May Did we mention that he’s 13?! He raises his own goats, milks them every day, and makes cheese. We first heard about Booker from his mother, Larissa: I have been amazed by son’s interest and steadily increasing skills. We had a harvest potluck recently, and he prepared a plate of manchego, ricotta salata with paprika, and chevre rolled in
Kira and her proud parents What kind of milk works best when making cheese… Kira Pelletier is a 6th grader at the Avon Grove Charter School in West Grove, Pennsylvania. A few months ago she was having a hard time thinking of a project for her upcoming school science fair. Then, she and her mother were looking in our book, Home Cheese Making, and, Kira
If you don’t believe that making Mozzarella is so easy a child can do it, here’s your proof! Anya Firisen is 10 years old and she already knows more about cheese than most of us. Ricki met her when she attended a Cheesemaking 101 Workshop with her former pre-school teacher this past summer. Soon after, Anya appeared in an article in Culture magazine (Fall, 2010)
How Ricki and Jamie taught a workshop for 3 year olds and lived to tell the tale! Ricki (the Cheese Queen) and Jamie (the Cheese King) have a very tight schedule, what with running the business, teaching cheesemaking workshops, singing in a chorus, hosting singing workshops, building a new barn at the castle and growing their own vegetables. However, their good friend, Nancy Hoff, who
Mia Earth Song Herrera Age: 11 LaBelle, Florida Mia’s mother, Maureen, first wrote to us with the address of her farm so we could list it on our Good Milk List. She mentioned that her young daughter actually sells the milk. We asked her if we could interview her daughter and she agreed: How did you get into the raw milk business?