Category Archives: Cheese and Dairy

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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Buttery Sticks of Goodness

Today, we packaged our homemade butter. It made 23 4-oz. bars! First, it was weighed, scored and cut with a knife dipped in hot water. Then re-weighed and wrapped. Scotch tape doesn’t adhere to parchment paper, so I used rubber … Continue reading

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