Is this sheep, cow or goat cheese?
All of our cheeses are labeled sheep, cow or goat. Often our cheeses are displayed by milk type.
I want to make cheese. Do you have supplies?
We usually have a vegetarian rennet, a cheesemaking kit and a few books on the process.
I'm lactose intolerant, do you have a cheese for me?
Connie, our cheese buyer, says cheese aged over 60 days might work for you. In these cheeses the lactose structures have broken down enough to not cause you any upset. Also, the smaller proteins structures in goat and sheep milk cheeses are easier for those that suffer from lactose intolerance to digest. Try these cheeses in small portions if you are unsure if you will be affected.
|Picket Fence Creamery|
Jeff, Jill, Jenna, & James Burkhart milk 80 Jersey cows which not only produce flavorful, but milk with a consistently higher protein, calcium, and mineral content. The Burkhart’s cows graze on chemical-free pasture grasses, drink safe, fresh and clean rural water, are not injected with artificial hormones and the milk is non-homogenized to reduce processing.
Along with milk, Picket Fence produces ice cream and cheese curds. They also sell some meat to the co-op.
In 2011 we awarded Picket Fence Creamery "Wheatsfield Local Producer of the Year" due to their continued efforts and involvement with the co-op.