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.
|Reichert's Dairy Air|
Reichert's Dairy Air, Iowa's first licensed "micro-dairy", is located in rural Knoxville. The dairy achieves it mission to create premium quality handmade farmstead goat cheese as proved by several national cheese awards for their fetas and chevre. To ensure the best texture, flavor and appearance, Lois makes her cheeses in small batches by hand. She pays great attention to the details of ladling the curds, draining and salting. Because Lois uses fresh herbs for a clean, pure flavor, some of the most popular flavors are seasonal.
In November 2008 Lois learned the traditional methods used to make Robiola, an ancient Italian cheese and she may be the only American to make this variety! Robiola, a fresh cheese is often used to top pizzas, in fondues or is served as a table cheese, alone or with oil, salt and pepper. Store it wrapped in it's own crust or in paper. Robiola di mia Nonna can be eaten from 3 - 10 days old when its mild, rich flavor brings to mind a denser, more flavorful cream cheese. As it ages, it become a more complex assertive cheese with a thin edible rind.
Reichert's Dairy Air is committed to good environmental practices from maintaining clean barns, offering daily exercise and grazing opportunities for the goats.
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