Date Range: May 19 – 25, 2016
Summary: We try our first boondocking location using our “Harvest Host” membership. We wind up on a Cheese Farm in South Central Kentucky where we learn a lot about cheese, dairy cows, and farm operations – plus save a pony’s life and do some landscaping.
Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese
How is Cheese Made?
1) The cows
2) The Milk
Fun Fact: Kenny used to make lots of raw milk cheese but per FDA requirement changes in recent years he can only make certain low-risk cheeses with raw milk – hard, drier, aged cheeses, like asiago.
3) Ripening, Renneting, Cutting, and Cooking
4) Draining, Salting, Pressing, Drying, Waxing
Fun Fact: it takes 10 pounds of milk to make 1 pound of cheese! So a cow that produces 75 pounds of milk a day can make 7.5 pounds of cheese!