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Resources

Support and Research

Bob-White Systems Dairy and Food Testing Lab (Vermont) Provides a full range of testing services to the region's dairy industry, including dairy farmers, raw milk producers, cheesemakers and other dairy-food producers. CHLA - Core Historical Literature of Agriculture Eectronic collection of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century.  Your tax dollars at work. Eat Wild Comprehensive, accurate information about the benefits of raising animals on pasture.  Direct links to local farms that sell all-natural, delicious, grass-fed products.  Support for farmers who raise their livestock on pasture from birth to market and who actively promote the welfare of their animals and the health of the land.  Research papers and more. Goat Dairy Library A database of materials for the commercial goat milk producer, very extensive. Healthy Cheese Information and articles about the nutritional benefits of cheese.  Written and/or collected by Babs Hogan, a health educator, who describes herself as “a recent convert and ... now an enthusiastic cheese promoter.” Indiegogo Crowdfunding site that cheesemakers are using to help start or build businesses. Dom’s Kefir In-site Everything you ever wanted to know about kefir.  (Australian) Kickstarter   Microfinancing site may just help you get your dairy business rolling! LocalHarvest Great place to market your products online or let people in your area know about you. Inexpensive, with access to a large and growing customer base. Real Milk Premier resource on raw milk.  Associated with the Weston A. Price Foundation.  Includes a “Real Milk Finder” to help bring farmers and consumers together.  Lots of research information. Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research (CDR) Good resource for cheesemakers, including The Dairy Pipeline newsletter, which is free.

Online Instruction

The Artisan Cheesemaker   Old site by James Alldridge, who is now deceased - good information.  Here is an alternate link. Best Practices Guide for Cheesemakers Published by the American Cheese Society.  Free download, printed copies available. Cheese and Microbes Online video describing the mitigation of food safety issues in cheese processing. Cheesemaking Course Just what it says.  Focus on farmhouse cheddar.  $19.95 for the online course and materials. Emery Thompson videos How to make Ice Cream, Gelato, Italian Ice, Frozen Lemonade and more. You-Tube videos.  Free. Fankhauser's Cheese Page Online illustrated instruction for making a variety of cheeses, ice cream and other dairy products. Fias Co Farm Recipes for a number of cheeses, for home cheesemaking.  Mostly unaged goats’ milk cheeses. Raw Milk Yogurt   You-Tube video on the process of making yogurt at home, with various incubation methods. WikiHow Growing number of videos teaching how to make various dairy products.  Search by “cheese making” or individual cheese or dairy product names.  Also search by “dairy breeds” for information on choosing and caring for dairy animals.

Cheese Guides

There are lots of sites with descriptions of cheese varieties.  Please contact us if you find an interesting one. Baylindo This web site about the Bay Area has a terrific cheese page chock full of information! Cheese.com Lots of information about cheese; descriptions of cheeses by type, by milk, by country, by texture and more. The Cheeses of Europe Photos, descriptions, videos and recipes for European cheeses on a lush web site.  Fromages.com Check out their cheese library.

Blogs

There are way too many to list them all, but here are some interesting blogs.  Also see individual cheesemakers’ web sites. Big Cheese Stories Cheese blog from Murray's Cheese in New York City -- pretty interesting stuff! The Caseophile and The Roquefort Files Apparently no longer in progress, but the old blogs of The Cheese Snob have some good stories. Cheddarvision At one point this site had a cult following, for literally watching a cheese age on webcam.  Now you can see time lapse videos of the process. Cheesaholics Anonymous Author talks about cheese and visits cheesemakers and cheese shops. Cheese Travels with Jim Wallace  A journal of travels through cheesemaking regions, to explore the old ways, history, and process. Cheese Underground Wisconsin professional cheese blogger.  Long list of Wisconsin cheesemakers and updates on cheese happenings. Leon the Milkman not strictly dairy but enough dairy stuff to make it worth a visit if you need to waste some time