A year ago, we challenged Suzanne to make a different cheese every month and she accepted the challenge. We had noticed her fun website and her easy going writing style, so it was a “no-brainer” for us. (As Ricki is the “Cheese Queen,” Suzanne is Her Royal Highness the Queen of the Barnyard!) Suzanne reasoned that she would be forced to learn and grow if
Glory Bee wearing her stylish “calf weaner” An Easy, All-Purpose Soft Cheese This month, Suzanne is back in the cheese making saddle again. She’s getting serious about her cheese and Glory Bee is getting seriously weaned. (She’s over 1 year old, for crying out load! It’s hard on her mother’s udder.) More about this at the chickens in the road website in the Barn section.
And a lot more! Suzanne held her first annual Chickens in the Road retreat last weekend, and it was so successful, she’ll be registering for the next one soon. Her participants came from far and wide to learn cheesemaking, preserving, soapmaking, breadbaking, candlemaking, homemade beauty products, simple woodworking, apron-making, spinning, and more. (And that’s just in the daytime- in the evening if they chose, they
Another challenge met! By Suzanne McMinn at Chickens in the Road This month, as part of my ever adventurous cheese challenge for New England Cheesemaking, I’m taking part in NEC’s month-long celebration of the Cheese Queen’s wedding with the sweet, the delicious, and the romantic Coeur a la Creme. (Note: Ricki and Jamie were married August 21, 2011.) By the way, do you think the
Ooooh! Burrata!!! Suzanne has done it again this month, conquering yet another mouth-watering pasta filata cheese. Who knew that from the hills of West Virginia, home of Chickens in the Road, would emerge such a fine cheese maker, able to create her own recipe and generous enough to share it with the entire Cheese Queen’s kingdom? And who knew there would be a giveaway, too?
Suzanne McMinn has created a whole new cheese! You have probably already read about this in our monthly Moosletter, so I won’t go on and on about Suzanne’s new cheese. Suffice it to say, she loves it, we love it and you will love it, too! If you have raw milk, you will find it rediculously simple to make. It has all the ingredients you
Glory Bee and Suzanne sharing a moment! This one is her very favorite cheese, so far! Suzanne has been searching high and low for a tasty cheese with a short aging time. This month she found it and she vows she will never let go. Just in case you don’t know Suzanne, you can always meet her at her wonderful website- Chickens in the Road.
Suzanne does not really have a huge, monster hand- it just appears that whey! Everybody loves cheddar! Suzanne not only makes fabulous cheese- she takes mouthwatering pictures of it. This month she has outdone herself both ways as you will see in her article below. Note: Don’t forget to try for her giveaway. Details are at the end of this article and at her website-