Make Clothbound Cheddar Cheese Video (Cheesemaking Part 7)

Cheddar cheese came from a town in “Cheddar” England in the 1500’s. Cheddar was traditionally made by a farm wife. Cheddar was developed as a way to preserve fresh milk during the peak of the green growing season and when cows are typically at there height of lactation just after spring calving. Cheddar can be […]

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Featured in New England Cheesemaking Company’s Blog

Jeri Case with New England Cheesemaking Company just published a full tour of my caves and artisanal farmstead creations! I think you’ll enjoy it, click HERE to read. Rashel and her assistant, Isabella (1 yr. 5 months), in there cheese caves! 🙂

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How to Make Yogurt at Home (Cheesemaking Part 6)

Making yogurt at home is EASY! There are many methods out there. I’ve tried most of them and settled on six steps to fantastic thick creamy yogurt. The Cliff Notes: Heat milk to 180°F. Cool milk down to 110°F. Add culture and wait 2 hours. Jar milk. Incubate milk at 110°F for 6 to 24 […]

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Make Fizzy Kombucha at Home (Video)

The cliff notes, 3 steps to fizzy Kombucha First, make the unflavored kombucha base. Allow the bucha to breathe by using a cloth cover over the container with a rubber band around the top, stop the fermentation when the liquid is still slightly sweet and the new culture has fully formed. This usually takes about 7 […]

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Eight Reasons to Drink Kombucha

Kombucha is a delicious fermented drink that is made from tea, sugar and a culture known as a S.C.O.B.Y. (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) You can make kombucha at home or buy it at your local grocery store in the refrigerator section. Eight reasons to drink and make REAL SCOBY cultured Kombucha 1.) It […]

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How to Make Raw Milk Camembert / Brie Cheese Video (Cheesemaking Part 5)

Today we’re going to make Brie!!!! This cheeses is awesome and delicious. The tricky part is getting all the cultures together. Making Brie at home looks difficult, but looks can be deceiving! This cheese is easier to make than any pressed hard cheese! Brie and Camembert are the same cheese, the only difference is the […]

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Milk and Sanitation Video (Cheesemaking Part 4)

“Anything worth doing, is worth doing poorly, at first” ~Joel Salatin Milk quality and sanitation are the two areas that I failed. The first two years I made cheese, most of them did not turn out due to milk quality and sanitation! Thus, I’m doing an entire post on the subject. You must have clean […]

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Equipment for the Home Cheesemaker (Cheesemaking Part 3)

Equipment for the Home Cheese-Maker Amazon.com Widgets LARGE STOCK POT   You need a big stock pot that can hold up to four gallons of milk (a 20 qt pot).  Look for a non reactive material, stainless steel is best. I have two types of stock pots, I bought two at Wal-Mart which work fine, […]

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Cheesemaking Resources Review (Cheesemaking Part 2)

When I started cheesemaking I had no idea which books and resource I’d need, so I bought all of them, I hope to spare you that expense unless you just want lots of cheesemaking books 🙂 I’ve reviewed and highlighted my favorites in this video and post below. Enjoy! 🙂   Amazon.com Widgets BOOK: Mastering Artisan […]

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10 Reasons to Make Cheese at Home (Cheesemaking Part 1)

Making cheese is like mastering a foreign language. I’m not gonna lie, cheesemaking can be difficult to learn. You must understanding WHY you should make your own cheese, otherwise you’ll quite after you read the cheese make recipe! If you have access to the best cheese made from artisanal farmstead cheese makers, by all means buy […]

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New Baby Preparations and The Baby Registry

This is a blog post for all parents-to-be and parents who are still adding to their baby gadget inventory! 🙂 It’s been almost a year and a half since we prepped for the arrival of our first baby, Isabella. My entire pregnancy was an investigation of what baby stuff we needed and how to set […]

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Part 4: Hallelujah, we defeated the Africanized honey bees!

Wonderful news, we have docile bees! We could have worked our bees without a suit. Gentile well behaved bees is a 180 degree change from our summer with Africanized killer crazy bees. If this is what beekeeping is like, we’ll keep doing it! This is our first year keeping bees. And it’s been a bumpy […]

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