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A Quick Update from the Cheesemaker

As usual, I have been very busy making cheese.  I have 200 gals of milk delivered each week and make around 230 lbs of cheese from that milk.  I repeat this every week.  Much of the milk is for the fresh cheeses; feta, ricotta, cottage, cream etc.   The rest is for aged cheese. I choose which cheese to make each morning, and that is usually the only cheese I make that day.  Some must be made on their own because they take many hours and then, others, like bleu cheese, because it likes to “share”.  Extra care must be taken when making bleu cheese.  One stray spore can turn a whole cave bleu.  It’s not dangerous, just annoying.

We recently made a quick trip to Hatch NM for green chilies.  We brought 920 lbs of chilies home.  We had it roasted immediately, so we just had to clean and package it.  It was a BIG job to get all of that in the freezer.  These are the chilies used in my “Great White” cheddar, and we are looking forward to the first new batch, as this harvest is very tasty.

The weather is cooling down and the trip is long so we won’t be doing the market a Woodland park anymore for the market on Fridays, fret not, however, our cheese is for sale at Vintage Vines & The Staircase Gallery at 108 W. Midland Avenue, in Woodland Park.

Parker has a wine walk on Fridays.  You buy a bracelet and go from site to site, tasting wine.  We set up at Main Street Market with our cheese, and met lots of people.  We sold our beautiful cheese boards and had a very fun evening.

As the markets wind down, I will be looking for more outlet stores to sell our cheese, and I will be sure to share the locations on our site.

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and I will be happy to handle your special orders.  The smaller wheels that I am making for the Stoney Blue and the C.U.I (Cow Under the Influence) look beautiful as the center of a gift basket,  or combine several types to share all of our flavors with your friends and family.  please contact us soon.  Shipping in cooler weather won’t be a problem.

Last, but not least, we have been invited to join in the 4th Annual Colorado Cheese Festival next month and look forward to seeing many of you there.  Please check out the website and join us if you can.  http://www.cocheesefest.com/

Sorry it’s been so long

I know its been a while since I wrote, I’ve been a little scatter brained since we are getting ready for a long vacation.
We are leaving this Thursday to fly from Denver to Dublin, from Dublin to Rome, from Rome to Frankfurt and then back to Rome to take a two week cruise.
Ron signed me up for a cooking class in Rome on Tuesday and then when we go to Germany, we get to spend Thanksgiving with my son and his family. I get to meet one of my new grand babies!
I’m hoping at some point we will be able to visit a couple of Dairies while in Europe.

On a cheese note….. I made 4 gallons of whole milk into about 6 lbs of fresh mozzarella cheese this week. I also made a 6-7 pound wheel of asiago cheese. I have 4 pounds of a very tasty green chili cheddar in the cave and two wheels( about 4 lbs) of Cotswold in the cave.
I made a six gallon batch of feta that I aged for two weeks and then sealed with my food saver.

Ron and I went to the Colorado Cheese Festival last weekend and tasted some really great cheeses. We met a lot of really great people including Steve!
Steve makes and smokes his own sausages. We talked and he mentioned that he makes an Asiago sausage…..Hence me making the wheel of Asiago. We agreed to a trade. I will make the cheese he will make the sausage, I give him cheese, he gives me sausage and he agreed to smoke some mozzarella for me.

I will be updating on Facebook with pictures of our trip. I’m not sure I will be able to publish while we are in Europe so I will draft updates as I go and then publish in three weeks when we get back.