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Fias Co Farm cheeses
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...

Cultures, lipase & molds

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 A homemade cheesepressHow to build your own cheesepress.

Equipment & Supplies for Cheesemaking

What equipment you need and where do you find it.

Equipment for hand milking

Basic equipment you need to do your own milking hand milking, procedure of milking and how to sanitize it your equipment.

Maintaining temperature


Maintaining the temperature of the curds during cheesemaking

Cheese- Fias Co Farm Fromage
Fias Co Farm Fromage- aged 4 months

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.
Milk information:
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.
Milk information

Information on pasteurization, raw milk, goat milk vs. cow milk.



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The information on this web site is provided as an examples of how we do things here at Fias Co Farm. It is supplied for general reference and educational purposes only. This information does not represent the management practices or thinking of other goat breeders and/or the veterinary community. We are not veterinarians or doctors, and the information on this site is not intended to replace professional veterinary and/or medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting your vet and/or doctor. We present the information and products on this site without guarantees, and we disclaim all liability in connection with the use of this information and/or products. The extra-label use of any medicine in a food producing animal is illegal without a prescription from a veterinarian.

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