Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What a week!

This week I had the honor of being a guest on KMOV TV, St. Louis.  It was great to share Missouri cheese from Baetje Farm, Goatsbeard Farm and Green Dirt Farm.  The host, Carol, loved all the cheese!  The cheeses were paired with wine from my neck of the woods.  Hermannhof Winery provided the fruit of the vine for the show.

Fast forward and here I am at the Ozark Folk School.  City gal one day, country girl the next.  Gotta love it!  Here at the Folk School, I'll be teaching cheesemaking for the next three days.  Can't wait to meet everyone and have fun making cheese together.

My plans include a couple of special treats for the class.  We will have goat cheese truffles (oh my) for our tasting and then a classic fondue on Saturday.  Can't wait to share this!  I do have so much fun sharing the world of cheese with the people I meet along the way.  

BTW  flowers are blooming here!  What a relief.  Spring is drawing nigh.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The book is now available

If anyone had told me when I started making my humble cheese 20 years ago that this day would come, I would never have believed them!  My book is now available!  "Homemade Cheese" is available through my publisher, Voyageur Press, and all major booksellers!  I've laughed and cried as I reviewed the pages and remembered all the early days of my experiences as a farmer. 

Not only will you find cheese making recipes and complete step by step how-to's, you'll read the wonderful stories of cheesemakers across the United States.  What an honor to tell their stories.  Visit to preview the book online.

Remember this book is written for the home cheesemaker, by a home cheesemaker.  Very little is required in the way of special equipment.  If you have a homestead goat or cow or if you are looking for a new gourmet experience....this is the guide for you!  

Happy cheesemaking!  Janet