Category Archives: Cheese and Dairy

Ham and Cheese Rolls

These are all the new rage at my house. A friend gifted me a ham (Thank you!) and I had homemade shredded cheddar and a pint of homemade garlic & herb chèvre sitting in the fridge staring at me, so … Continue reading

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Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream, Part II

Someone asked on a friend’s Facebook page how to preserve raw milk and cream. One answer (I’m summarizing), was “ice cream, but it only lasts 24 hours, because people eat it”. If you’ve been anxiously awaiting “Part II” here, after … Continue reading

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Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream, Part I

Ice cream is usually a two-day endeavor around here.  I prioritize texture over speed, and that requires time. The first, and messiest step, is prepping the ingredients.  I used duck eggs since I had them, and those are rather messy … Continue reading

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Food for health: Colostrum

I will admit, the idea didn’t immediately appeal. Anyone who’s had experience with lactation knows that colostrum is thick and sticky. However, when a friend recommended it as an immune booster for this crud I’ve got, I’d already vowed to … Continue reading

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Cheese Cave – mold war update

Both cheese fridges are registering humidity levels in the 30’s and 40’s. I had five cheeses that had whey inside the vacuum bag, so I opened four of them up and put them in fridge #2 on wire racks to … Continue reading

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Cheese Cave – the war on mold

A couple of years ago, I picked up two wine fridges from a convenience store selling them on craigslist.  I wanted them to use as ‘cheese caves’ for aging my cheese. This has worked quite well, overall, with a few … Continue reading

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Farmhouse Wheel

Just opened up this beauty today. Sliced nicely, has a good flavor somewhere between Cheddar, Jack and Gouda. Aged four months. Made with mostly skimmed milk right here on the homestead!

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Stuffed mushrooms

Add enough cheese and pesto, and I can get the troops to eat mushrooms. Rosebud made ricotta yesterday, so I mixed that with homemade cheddar, pesto from our garden (frozen last fall), and garlic powder (grown and dehydrated here). Mushrooms … Continue reading

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When you’re making cheese and there’s a spider on the floor.

Pretty sure the picture says it all.

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Transmuting Goat Milk into Caramel Sauce

Did you know that goat milk can be rendered into caramel sauce? I didn’t either… and then a friend in Alaska posted pictures, and I (of course) had to try it. I recommend it. I started out cheating: I poured … Continue reading

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