I'm just going by what I had heard years ago about them needing more protein while milking. I was very new then and just did what I thought other people knew was right. This is the first time I have not given them the protein supplement and my cheese is not coming out. I don't really know the science behind the way we feed the girls and the way our cheese comes out but I want to!
I went with out milk for the first time in four years this winter and I was so looking forward to having my own cheese again...All the batches I made so far have not worked out except one batch I made from a different doe before I sold her.
I was thinking maybe it was the cultures and/or the rennet (they are sort of old but the cultures have been in the freezer) but if that was the issue I am wondering why that last batch from the doe I sold worked and these goats' milk is not setting correctly...hence my conclusion it may be nutritional