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One of the biggest benefits of having your own dairy animal, be it goat or cow, is plenty of fresh, raw milk. An abundance of fresh milk means making dairy products yourself. Yogurt, kefir, butter and cheese. Several friends have told me that making hard cheeses sounds difficult and are intimidated by the process. Not so!
Cheesemaking is really not difficult and quite fun! Once you get started, you will soon want to make all the cheese and may be talking your husband into making your very own cheese cave. Ahem.
Here is what you need to get started making hard cheese.