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Welcome to the Fair, July 27th-August 1st

It has been a great week at the Weld County fair making cheese for everyone to try.  Our booth was set up as a demonstration of what cheeses you can make at home.

fair booth
fair booth

The fair board is evaluating if Cheese should be a competition sport.  We had lots of interest in taking classes and making cheese.

This week we made:

Wednesday: Cheddar Curds – Cow Milk
Thursday: Asiago Pepato – Cow Milk
Friday: Manchago – Sheep Milk
Saturday: Ibores – Goat Milk
Sunday: Gruyere – Cow Milk

This week we ate:

  • Ibores – Goat
  • Chevre – Goat
  • Manchego – Sheep
  • Cheddar – Cow
  • Belper Knolle – Cow
  • Feta – Cow

Belper Knolle – Back Again – February 27th, 2016

Belper Knolle Beginning to dry
Belper Knolle Beginning to dry

After I had several requests from friends to make some more Belper Knolle, I finally remade it. It’s funny that it took me a year almost to the day to remake them. They look like black snowballs, but taste much better.

It contains crushed garlic and Himalayan Pink Salt, covered in Crushed black peppercorns. The last batch got sealed in seal-a-meal bags and worked as a nice spread on crackers and never really dried out to the right texture.  This batch I’m going to try to dry them for a while before sealing up.  I might seal 1 or 2 up early but the rest will have to wither and dry.  We look forward to tasting them.

Some in plastic, some to dry further
Some in plastic, some to dry further