How to Milk a Goat, Make Raw Milk Cheese, and Stay Out of Jail

Elizabeth Rich - Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Workshop Level: Intermediate
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Over the years Elizabeth has kept dairy cows, pigs, ducks, turkeys, guineas, rabbits and geese in addition to a large garden and fruit production. Elizabeth’s goal is to produce as much of her own food as possible, as her 25 years of experience with the governmental agencies charged with protection of our food supply has led her to the conclusion that she is not protected.



Workshop Description

Learn strategies for effective and sanitary hand goat milking to produce milk that is not intended for pasteurization. We'll then make chèvre, feta and ricotta. During the demonstrations, we'll also discuss regulatory trends for raw milk cheesemakers; legal distinctions between cheese production for private vs. public consumption; and enforcement case studies.

Other Workshops

Kids' Goat Milking Demonstration
Taking Care of Business
Cheesemaking for the Homesteader: Using plants instead of rennet to make cheese

Speaker Bio

Elizabeth Rich is a goat farmer, cheesemaker and lawyer for the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Currently, she has 21 goats on her 40-acre farm near Plymouth, Wis. She has been raising dairy goats since 1996.

Visit www.mistymoraine.com for more information.