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.
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 washis 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.
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