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Bulgarian Feta Style CheeseHappy Spring! This month's recipe for April is a great cheese for the warming weather. It is a Feta style cheese (we emphasize "style" because you cannot call it Feta Cheese any more) originating in Bulgaria. Jim has included a bit of information about cheese politics in this recipe.
This is a cross between what we know of as Feta and a semi-ripe Camembert. It doesn't crumble like the Feta we normally see, so it needs to be cut. Jim's wife, Robin made a salad with this cheese and avocado the other night and Jim told us that the creamy texture of the avocado melded perfectly with the salty, creamy texture of the cheese. So, he said that as long as she's willing to make that salad, he's willing to make this cheese!
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If the film is released, there will be an outreach program for the children including presentations by the Recycled Orchestra and educational workshops all over the world. However, at this point, they have not raised nearly enough to complete the film.The Landfill Harmonic Project
To see their Facebook page, click here. If you can contribute, click here. Or, if you have an instrument to donate, you may send it to:
Eureka Productions Inc.
3419 E. University Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
All in the Family!
This month, "Sarah's Special" is actually her husband, Mark Chrabascz who has just joined our staff. Mark is a mechanical engineer, so he'll be helping us figure out how to improve our production. As you know, we get the orders out to you "lickety-split," but the time it takes to prepare some of those orders isn't quite so "lickety-split!"
Now that Mark's on board, we are even more of a "family business" than we were. The Cheese Queen's husband, Jamie makes our presses. Her daughter, Sarah is our marketing manager. Her other daughter, Jen helps at workshops and works in the office part-time.
In addition to the Royal Family, our Cheermeister and employee of 17 years, Kathy Conley has become part of our family along with her mother, Ida and her daughter April.
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For SaleCheese harp. Cutting depth 10 inches x 6 inches wide. Stainless steel. Cutting 'wires' at ½ inch spacing. $120 + post. Photo & more details from firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunflower Farm Creamery in Cumberland, Maine has lots of Nigerian Dwarf kids for sale. Due to be born April-May, and ready for new homes in June-July. Come try chevre, feta and caramel made in our state licensed kitchen May-January. We love visitors and talking goats and cheese, so feel free to make a visit to our farm part of your trip to Maine. Website: www.sunflowerfarm.info, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sunflowerfarmcreamery
Attention: Artisanal Goat Dairies: Pennyroyal Nubians has registered breeding stock from high production, high component milk. CAE/CL free herd on DHIR test. Average herd butterfat is 5+%, protein 3.7-4%, and all animals tested for Alpha s1 casein have been maximum casein levels. Herd is in western Oregon, air-shipping available. Taking reservations now. Please e-mail: Ellen Chanterelle: email@example.com.
Jobs & Employment
Cheesemaking Internship at The Sandwich Creamery, in North Sandwich, NH. Minimum commitment Memorial Day thru Labor Day. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Application available on our website - www.sandwichcreamery.com
MiscellaneousI am looking for someone to rent my tiny back-woods, off-grid cabin, and help with the morning milking of my family cow while I am in school this term (about 12 weeks). I am in the North Puget Sound area. Hand-milking experience is good. Experience with farm animals is required. Contact me at 360-293-7448 or email@example.com
Workshops & ClassesOur first cheese making class is Saturday May 11th! It is a one day class where participants will see all stages of making cheese - ricotta, feta, mozzarella, and chèvre! Taught by Mother Earth News blogger and Goat School owner Janice Spaulding. http://www.goatschool.com/id4.html The package includes the class, two nights lodging with breakfast, 1 lunch, and 1 dinner. You will leave with cheese, yummy! For more info go to www.squiretarboxinn.com
British Cheese Making Course and so much more, check out www.theweekendartisan.co.uk. This is a UK based website with home cheese making as it’s predominant focus. It has step by step guides and dates for the 'Cheese Making Courses' in Winchester, UK. But it also has so much more; Bee Keeping, Home Curing and Preserve Making, all sit alongside tips and articles on Home Baking and Horticultural tips.
South African Cheese Festival
Cape Town, South Africa
Between the Bluffs Beer Wine & Cheese Festival
La Crosse, Wisconsin
National Spanish Cheese Festival
April 25 - May 1
Annual Cheese Rolling at Cooper's Hill
Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival
Little Chute, Wisconsin
May 31 - June 3
Great Canadian Cheese Festival
Cheese Curd Festival
May 31 - June 3
Wellington Cheese Heritage Festival
July 19 - 21
Vermont Cheesemakers Festival
The Big Cheese
July 26 - 28
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American Cheese Society Conference & Competition
July 31 - August 3
Great British Cheese Festival
September 22 - 23
Slow Food Cheese Festival
September 20 - 23