We’ve been busy this week, making and packaging more cheese. Last night we made cheese curds, both Plain and Jalapeno. All four farmers markets have them today. We also have the new soft cheeses: Hot Pepper-Tomato, Honey- Raspberry (only in Springdale), and, by popular demand, Garlic-Leek. And we packaged a Farmstead Jack that is excellent. [...]
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We haven’t been able to keep up with the demand for our soft cow cheese, so we decided to make a big batch this week. It’s bigger than we realized! We’ve used everything we can think of to drain it in. Yes, those are (washed and sanitized) pillow cases. Lol! The good news is, we’ll [...]
We bought a sheep from one of our neighbors, planning to fatten him up for a month and then take him to the butcher. Sheep are easy to raise, right? As soon as we got him home, he found a hole in the pen and escaped. So ensued a four-mile, two-hour trek back and forth [...]
“Enjoyed your honey-fig goat cheese we got at iron county fair!! U guys r the best!” Thanks, Cheryl!
Last year we received several inquiries (and at least one complaint) about the rennet we were using. Rennet is the compound that contains the enzymes that coagulate the milk, which allows the curds to be separated from the whey. Typically, rennet comes from one of three sources: the traditional veal rennet, which is extracted from [...]
Our three young cats lounge on the kitchen chair. They are (front to back) Max, Sid, and our newest, Isabella Cupcake. max, who fit easily in the palm of my hand when we got him at two weeks old, is still the youngest but has now become the largest! All of them are sweet and [...]
Alexa Verdugo’s article on Farmers Markets in Washington County highlights several markets, as well as vendors including our friend Marti – Jam Lady, as well as Jackrabbit Ranch.
After a successful Groovefest, we’re taking ten days off to visit my family for my dad’s 80th birthday. We’ll also visit some New England cheese makers and do some genealogical research. We flew out of Las Vegas yesterday; here’s us at the Bellagio botanical gardens. There will be cheese at all three farmers markets this [...]
Tonight, Jackrabbit Ranch is serving our Chevre to a dinner of the Society of American Travel Writers. The dinner is being held at the Frontier Homestead Museum in Cedar City. Our cheese is set up in a one-room log school house on the grounds. About 125 people are expected to attend. Thanks to our friend [...]