The information on this site is intended to aid the home cheesemaker in learning simple, inexpensive, methods for making quality cheeses and dairy products for home use.
The information here covers making cheese and other dairy product with goat and/or cow milk. I, personally, use raw goat milk for all my cheeses, but most of my techniques and recipes were originally developed using raw Jersey cow milk.
Dairy & Cheesemaking Information
|Measurements: Conversion Guides, Charts & Calculators||Convert: Area, Length, Mass, Pressure, Speed, Temperature, Volume...|
What are bacterial cultures, what do they do, why do you need them for cheesemaking and where do I get them? How to make your own Mother cultures. Which Direct Vat Inoculate cultures, Lipase powder, Yogurt and Buttermilk cultures and Molds I use for my cheesemaking.
|Cheese Press||How to build your own cheesepress.|
|What equipment you need and where do you find it.|
|Basic equipment you need to do your own milking hand milking, procedure of milking and how to sanitize it your equipment.|
|Maintaining the temperature of the curds during cheesemaking|
|Milking procedure, sanitation & equipment||Hand milking procedure, what basic equipment you need to do your own milking and how to sanitize it.|
|Molds||Make your own molds for Chevre|
|Sanitation||Hand milking procedure, what basic equipment you need to do your own milking and how to sanitize it.|
|In the milkroom:|
|Goat wipes||I like to keep these homemade "goat wipes" in the barn for lots of uses such as cleaning up goatbabies, goat butts and wiping my hands.|
|Teat Dip & Udder wash||This homemade dip and washes just as good, if not better than "store-bought".|
|White Wash||You can make your own white wash to brighten up your barn.|
|Goat Milk- Nutritional breakdown||Nutritional breakdown of Goat Milk and it's comparison to Cow Milk and Human Milk, with reference to look up particular infant formulas.|
Information on pasteurization, raw milk, goat milk vs. cow milk.