Cheesemaking for the Homesteader: Using plants instead of rennet to make cheese

Elizabeth Rich - Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Workshop Level: Intermediate
http://www.motherearthnews.com/fair/2014-washington-cheesemaking-for-the-homesteader.aspx
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

Want to make your own cheese, but don't have a calf's stomach on hand for rennet? Nature provides us with many other options. Learn which plants can be used to coagulate milk for home cheesemaking, when they can be gathered, how to prepare them most effectively, and which types of cheeses can be made in this way.

Other Workshops

Kids' Goat Milking Demonstration
Taking Care of Business
How to Milk a Goat, Make Raw Milk Cheese, and Stay Out of Jail

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.