As an art form, fine cheese is directly influenced by the milk
that produces it. Flavor is affected by the cow, and what the
cows eat. Our herd consists of animals that we have raised from
birth to production age. All of our animals are kept on pasture
and their diet is supplemented with some grain, hay, and silage.
Minimal antibiotics are used in their rearing and care and no
artificial hormones are utilized to enhance growth or
production. These management practices are the basis for the
quality of the milk we use and our cheese making process.
|The process begins by the
milking of our pure bred cows in our Grade A milking house adjacent to
our production facilities. The milk is pumped directly from the cows
through a double filtered stainless steel pipe to a sanitized vat in the
cheese house where the production of cheese takes place. The use of our
raw milk provides a more healthy and flavorful base from which to make
To this base we add the finest ingredients as required by our time
honored recipes and we begin by hand the process of making cheese.
Each variety of cheese that we make requires salt, rennet, and its own
special culture as well as any flavoring we might wish to add. With
these simple ingredients and the craftsmanship of our family and
helpers, our cheese is manufactured.
All of our raw-milk cheese is stored in a refrigerated unit for at least 60 days to comply with USDA regulations for raw-milk cheese production. However, most of our cheeses, whether make with raw milk or pasteurized milk, are aged much longer in order to enhance flavor.
All our cheese is shipped by UPS and is packed in ice to insure
freshness. Our shipping dates are Monday and Tuesday weekly to guarantee
that your cheese arrives at your door before the weekend.
NOTE: farmhouse cheese will always vary slightly in flavor because of
factors like weather and what the cow eats in the pasture.
||Milling the curd|
|Caressing the curd
||Pressing the curd|
|Aging the cheese
||Shipping the cheese
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|Please take some time to visit our cheese shop and see the great cheese Kenny has to offer.|