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Offline jasperfarm

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Greetings from Iowa
« on: May 08, 2016, 08:55:23 PM »
Hello all - this forum looks terrific and I've already gotten some trouble-shooting tips from it today so thank you!  :)

We are in central Iowa, my husband and I are musicians and college professors, and that's how we pay for my goats and cheesemaking.  Would be really nice to be able to sell cheese on a small scale some day, like at our local farmer's market, but that does require a grade B license in Iowa, and could be just another money-spending endeavor.  We'll see, meanwhile I love making cheese and am happy to be able to bribe people to stay friends with me by giving them cheese!

My 2 most recent favorites, to make and eat - Bel Paese and a St Maure type.  Was running into some trouble with yeasts but looks like I may be allowing the milk to spend too much time in that middle temp area where it provides a good habitat for yucky stuff to get in, so my first step will be faster warming from chilled to temp.  I use raw milk. 

We have a website for our farm - www.jasperfarmiowa.com.  Thanks for all the future advice! 

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Re: Greetings from Iowa
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2016, 09:58:38 PM »
Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Greetings from Iowa
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2016, 11:18:13 PM »
Nice website.  Welcome to the Forum.

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Re: Greetings from Iowa
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2016, 10:03:18 AM »
Thank you!!

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Re: Greetings from Iowa
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2016, 11:27:45 AM »
Welcome to the forum!!
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Re: Greetings from Iowa
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2016, 01:38:18 AM »
Welcome Jasperfarm !

We look forward to your posts! and we love pictures... so don't be shy and say 'cheese' :)