Cheese Making

Farmhouse Cheddar

Everyone should try making their own cheese. I have recently begun making my own fresh mozzarella on a weekly basis, and trying firmer cheeses monthly. My kids eat a lot of Cheddar, Colby, and Havarti, so those are the ones I have been trying to master. Farmhouse Cheddar is a semi-hard cheese made with a few […]

By |March 10th, 2015|Cheese Making, Recipes|Comments Off on Farmhouse Cheddar

Honey Cheese Spread

Kerri Smith says this is a great appetizer because it’s, “Sweet and Salty all in one.” I was out of store bought crackers, so we spread it on a crisped flat-bread. My bunch loved this! Enjoy- The Homesteader’s Wife


10.5 oz goat cheese log
1/2 cup roasted, salted sunflower seeds
1/3 cup honey
1 pt fresh raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, […]

By |March 4th, 2015|Cheese Making, Recipes, Sides, Vegetarian|Comments Off on Honey Cheese Spread

Maddie’s Crockpot Greek Yogurt

Sweet Maddie Miller, from our Facebook group, was generous enough to share her recipe for crock pot Greek yogurt. Looks like I will head to the dairy in the morning and grab a few gallons of raw milk. – Enjoy – The Homesteader’s Wife


1/2 gallon of milk, raw or store-bought
1/2 cup yogurt, store-bought or from […]

By |March 1st, 2015|Cheese Making, How To, Recipes, Vegetarian|Comments Off on Maddie’s Crockpot Greek Yogurt

Never buy Yogurt Again

One of my favorite snacks is plain yogurt, berries, and a drizzle of raw honey, but I have been known to skip the fruit and go with walnuts and honey. I like to make a few jars and store in the fridge at work for a handy and healthy treat. Have you seen the price […]

By |February 22nd, 2015|Cheese Making, Recipes, Sustainability, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Never buy Yogurt Again

Fresh Mozzarella

Fresh Mozzarella is the best for Caprese salad, homemade Pizza, or on antipasto trays. It is so easy to make. I always use Ricki Carroll’s recipe and heat the cheese in the microwave to heat before stretching. Enjoy- The Homesteader’s Wife



1 gallon Milk, not ultra-pasteurized
1 1/2 tsp. Citric Acid powder, dissolved in 1/4 cup room-temperature water
1/4 […]

By |February 20th, 2015|Cheese Making, Homesteading, Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian|Comments Off on Fresh Mozzarella