Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Win a Cheese Making Kit!

The fine folks at Hoegger Supply, a Cold Antler Farm Sponsor and my go-to Goat Gear and Cheese making Supplier have offered you Antlers a free Mozzarella and Soft Cheese making kit! To win all you need to do is leave a comment about Cheese or goats! Every comment is an entry towards winning, so comment all you want! Share it on Facebook as well and get an even bigger chance of winning! This contest is free to enter and will be announced later this week!

And a note about Hoegger, these guys really know goats. I met them in person at the Mother Earth News Fair and talked with them face to face. Even the staff handing out catalogs and buttons knew about mastitis signs and hood trimming. So if you need something or have questions, call them. Their herbal de-wormer is what I use on my own goats and have since it was recommended to me years ago by the very crunchy folks at Common Sense Farm, whose never used anything but herbal wormer and never had an outbreak nor have I. So Check these guys out, and enter again and again for a cheesemaking kit!

98 Comments:

OpenID sheepyhollow said...

YUM! Did someone mention cheese!??? I love making cheese (and Hoegger)! Never enuff cheesemaking supplies.

April 29, 2014 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger Paul Molnar said...

Ooooooooo! Cheese! I've wanted to try making cheese for ages.

April 29, 2014 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Oh man, first comment?! I love cheese! So much that I want a goat just out of the desire for chevre. I spent several hours last week researching how to build my own cheap cheese press, and hope to do that this summer... if I can find a friend with a jigsaw, I should be set...

April 29, 2014 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Shared on FB. yo quero queso.

April 29, 2014 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Jennifer MacNeill said...

I have always wanted to try my hand at making cheese especially with all the fresh milk available here in Lancaster, PA!

April 29, 2014 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger spinnersaw said...

Just figured out how to hold the milk at 141degrees for 30 minutes to pastreurize my milk (the barn is not as clean an environment as I would like for raw milk). Cheese is the next adventure!

April 29, 2014 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Jessica Meeks said...

Thank you for doing this giveaway! I just got my first dairy goats, Alpines, and I love reading about Bonita's milkings, I love it just as much as I thought I would. Can't wait to make cheese!

April 29, 2014 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

We love cheese and have been wanting to start making our own! Would love to win this, thanks for a chance to win and the recommendation!

April 29, 2014 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

I also shared on Facebook.

April 29, 2014 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger mlmnttlkr said...

I love cheese! Question, how does sharing on facebook improve my chances of winning?

April 29, 2014 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger barbsbirds13 said...

It would be awesome to win this kit.

April 29, 2014 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Jessica Meeks said...

Thank you for doing this giveaway! I just got my first dairy goats, Alpines, and I love reading about Bonita's milking, I love it just as much as I thought I would. Can't wait to make cheese!

April 29, 2014 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger becky said...

do you have to use goat milk? I don't happen to have a goat but i do get raw cows milk from the farmer down the road.

April 29, 2014 at 12:18 PM  
OpenID gretchencain said...

I would love to try making cheese! It would be neat to have a kit to help me through my first attempt.

April 29, 2014 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger DarcC said...

I could not live without cheese! I'd love to learn to make my own! Sounds like a workshop Jenna!

April 29, 2014 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Cat H said...

Cheese. Yummmmmm. Goats. funny. Give Mamacita Bonita and Ida a pet for me!

April 29, 2014 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger Chris Davis said...

At this moment dairy goats scare me...they sound way too complicated. I would like brush goats though. I have a friend getting dairy goats this summer, I bet she would let me have some of the milk if I shared some of the cheese!

April 29, 2014 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Chris Davis said...

Also I shared this on facebook.

April 29, 2014 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Green Zebra Market Garden said...

I'm currently working to legalized miniature dairy goats in my municipality!

April 29, 2014 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Nate said...

How is there not a million comments. about Goats and Cheese.. this is a great giveaway. So what do I have to say about Goats? Well, I guess I am jelous of them because they are allowed to wear beards, and do to now working at Wawa I can not. Which is just really baaaad for a company to not allow a man to look respectable. Oh and I really like Goat cheese, its yum. If I could figured out how to have a Goat in my apartment I would, but I have yet to find a Cat disguise for a Goat. hmmm that is a great mental image. Ponder that.

April 29, 2014 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger S.e. Hardy said...

I started getting their catalog after WWOOFing at a goat farm, and still pour over it every time it arrives, even though I live in an apartment :)

April 29, 2014 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I love making cheese! I haven't made mozzarella yet though so this would be great to win!

April 29, 2014 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger lemontreelane said...

Considering it's your pizza dough recipe (from your blog many moons ago) that I make weekly... homemade mozzarella would taste better than anything... This kit would be great..

April 29, 2014 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Goats=good. Cheese=good. Cheese+Goats=Delicious! This is an amazing contest :D

April 29, 2014 at 1:17 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

My goat is yelling MAAAA at me right now! She had a little doeling last week and I've been milking her once/day at noon, hence the yelling lol :)))))

April 29, 2014 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger Jess Sheppard said...

I have been dying to make some homemade cheese! This would be ideal!

April 29, 2014 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Karl Gron said...

Yummmm

April 29, 2014 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger ~Bettie said...

I haven't tried making cheese yet, but it's on my to-do list for the very near future. A starter kit would be awesome to have!

April 29, 2014 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger Cris said...

Cheese! I am looking at getting my first dairy goats this summer and have been poring over the Hoegger catalog :)

April 29, 2014 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Justine said...

I am dying to try cheese making! I would love goats too but they arent in the cards yet with a toddler and new born but hopefully in the next few years!?

April 29, 2014 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Justine said...

I shared your link to the cheesemaking kit as well!

April 29, 2014 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Timnah said...

Cheese is one of the FEW thing I have left to learn to make! Would love to have this!!

April 29, 2014 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger Anke said...

I've made goat cheese once so far (drove over an hour just to buy the milk) and loved the end result. Would LOVE to win the cheese making kit! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!

April 29, 2014 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Sleep late..... dream more said...

Cheesemaking experiments would be FUN!!!

April 29, 2014 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Sleep late..... dream more said...

YUM! Cheese! (Greetings from the land of cows & milk)

April 29, 2014 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I would like to tackle mozzarella, I have only made a simple soft goat cheese a few times.

April 29, 2014 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Sounds like a wonderful gift to win.I love Hoegger catalogs they are full of wonderful info. I have the goats and the milk. Would love winning a cheese making kit.

Linda

April 29, 2014 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Sounds like a wonderful gift to win.I love Hoegger catalogs they are full of wonderful info. I have the goats and the milk. Would love winning a cheese making kit.

Linda

April 29, 2014 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger Mary Schroeder said...

Would love to have one for when my goat gets pregnant and has her kids.

April 29, 2014 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Katlyn said...

I would love to have some Nigerian Dwarf goats. Can't wait until I'm "allowed." Still living at home with my parents. I have chickens, but I'm not allowed goats.

April 29, 2014 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Katlyn said...

Shared on Facebook!

April 29, 2014 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Katlyn said...

Cheese is one of the main food groups. So many choices and so many ways to use it. I could never get tired of cheese.

April 29, 2014 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger The Weekend Homesteader said...

I would love to win this kit as I've wanted to learn to make cheese for a while now.

April 29, 2014 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Debby Flowers said...

I am milking 2 does and just love it. Have made a chevre and added basil and garlic as your recommended.. it was way tasty. Have tried mozz twice now; the first a failure, the 2nd attempt a success. Jenna, this is the first time I have commented on your blog, but have followed you for a long while. I don't always agree with your decisions (the mom in me wants you to be more fiscally responsible) but I do admire your bravery, independence, values, and strength. You know what you want and you go for it... so inspiring to other young women and farmer wannabees everywhere. You inspired me to write my own little blog (olelakefarm) to share our little place with family and friends. Anyway, just wanted to say "keep on keepin on girl" to you!

April 29, 2014 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Debby Flowers said...

I'm sorry if I am duplicating, have never commented before. I milk 2 does and love it! Have made chevre and added the basil and garlic like you did, it was really tasty! Have tried mozz twice... once a failure, once successful. I think cheesemaking will be something I need to develop a feel for. Anyway Jenna, just want to say to you that you are an inspiration. Sometimes I cringe at some of your decisions... risky financially, and marvel at your frankness, but admire your spirit, independence, bravery, and strength. Just keep on being you.

April 29, 2014 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger ansley cisneros said...

I love cheese - especially goat cheese and would love to make my own chevre!

April 29, 2014 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Christee said...

I LOVE making cheese from my goats milk! I can't wait to breed them again.

April 29, 2014 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger Karel Holloway said...

I've talked about getting goats to keep the brush down and have cheese. But my weak fence and large dogs have pretty much ruled that out. But I do so want to make some cheese, particularly goat cheese.

April 29, 2014 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger Karel Holloway said...

I've been wanting to try some cheesemaking.

April 29, 2014 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Mitton said...

My 2 Alpine girls are due to kid in a couple weeks :) I took a Cheese Making class in Maine at the Stone Turtle Cooking School in Feb. 2013 and can't wait to put my skills to the test!!!

April 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM  
Blogger Maggie in Tally said...

Cheese! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways: on crackers, atop roasted Portobellos, in chunks eaten with my fingers, grated on pasta....

April 29, 2014 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Robin Follette said...

Thanks for doing this for us. I'm going to go on a cheese making spree soon. I want to have cheese making down pat before I make several kinds to include in the gift baskets we give at Christmas time. I'm going to buy whole, raw milk since we no longer have daily goats. Thanks again!

April 29, 2014 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

If I win, I want to send it to my BFF. She has been really concerned about rennet in her cheese because she doesn't eat meat. Thanks for posting!

April 29, 2014 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Allen said...

Yay cheese!

April 29, 2014 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Maria Crispell said...

I have Alpines and love making chevre and other cheeses (as well as soap!)

April 29, 2014 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Erik said...

Cheeeeeeeeeeese! Someday I want my own goats and you can bet your booty I'll be making cheese.

April 29, 2014 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger Ducky said...

Cheese making is something I really look forward to when I'm able to have goats of my own. Mmm!

April 30, 2014 at 12:37 AM  
Blogger emcr1229 said...

I am so ready to try cheese making

April 30, 2014 at 2:35 AM  
Blogger Johanna Montanez said...

Yumm, I would lOOOve to make some cheese

April 30, 2014 at 3:55 AM  
Blogger Johanna Montanez said...

Yum! I would looove to make cheese!

April 30, 2014 at 3:56 AM  
Blogger Photo Spread said...

I've made mozzarella before, and I'd love the chance to try again! Here's to cheese!!!

April 30, 2014 at 7:15 AM  
Blogger The Morrissey said...

I've made ricotta with whole milk from Battenkill Creamery but would love to try making other kinds.

April 30, 2014 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger The Morrissey said...

I've made ricotta with whole milk from Battenkill Creamery but would love to try making other kinds.

April 30, 2014 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

Cheese-making is on my 2014 list of things to do. :)

April 30, 2014 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Valri said...

Love to make homemade cheese....yum!

April 30, 2014 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Carlos Rodriguez said...

cheese, your speaking my language! especially when it involves goats:)

April 30, 2014 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Debbie Marshall said...

Cheese...Yum!

April 30, 2014 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Debbie Marshall said...

Cheese...Yum!

April 30, 2014 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I recently found a local goat dairy and have been dying to make my first cheese!

April 30, 2014 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Josephine Tucci said...

Cheese, glorious cheese! would love to win!

April 30, 2014 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Controlled Jibe said...

We have our first nigerian dwarf goats that will be giving birth in the next few months. I see lots and lots of cheese in our future!
- Katie and Mark

April 30, 2014 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Emilie said...

I would love to win this. I have been wanting to start something like this for awhile. I want to teach my girls how to fresh cheese at home.

Thanks for the chance.

April 30, 2014 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger Trina said...

I made my first cheese - real easy - paneer! It was delicious. Oh, and I would love goats, when I can live somewhere where they are legal! Thanks.

April 30, 2014 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I LOVE cheese... pretty much all cheese. And goats. :)

April 30, 2014 at 5:26 PM  
Blogger Leigh Maibes said...

I would love to have goats, but St. Louis is on the fence about them. I think you can have a few, but only to now overgrown city lots!

April 30, 2014 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Leigh Maibes said...

Would love to have goats in St. Louis

April 30, 2014 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Nastasha Nelle' said...

I cant wait tp have goats and be able to milk them and care for them. It will be amazing op provide homemade cheese and yogurt for my family.

April 30, 2014 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Francesca said...

I just got a book on making 50 kinds of cheese at Powells Books in Portland and I'm excited to start, but don't have any supplies! So it would be great for me to win this.

April 30, 2014 at 11:13 PM  
Blogger Francesca said...

I want a goat very badly but in my current situation, there is no way that I can get one. So I'm waiting for my time...ready to pounce.

April 30, 2014 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Francesca said...

I have milked other peoples' goats before and I love the experience. It is so personal, unlike just collecting eggs or something similar.

April 30, 2014 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Francesca said...

Also, one more thing, I LOVE cheese. Chevre, parmesan, mozzarella, YUM!

April 30, 2014 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

We are thinking of getting goats, and I've been reading up. Probably the smaller ones that the kids could handle easily. Would love the cheesemaking kit!

April 30, 2014 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger Sharon Delman said...

I love goats and have lays wanted to make cheese!

April 30, 2014 at 11:41 PM  
Blogger macbew said...

Thank you for this opportunity. I would love to be able to make my own cheese.

May 1, 2014 at 12:58 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Love Cheese. Am Slowly Learning To Make it.

May 1, 2014 at 7:13 AM  
Blogger Lisa Kalan said...

Cheese! We just got a dairy cow so this would really come in handy.

May 1, 2014 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Lisa Kalan said...

Yum! I hope I win because I really want to work on some soft cheeses.

May 1, 2014 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger Lisa Kalan said...

Gonna comment 3 times because I really love cheese and my cow Graycie Moo is really producing a lot of milk.

May 1, 2014 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Awesome! I'm starting to consider goat cheese, particularly since the "raw" milk laws in Wisconsin (America's own dairyland!) are so insane. Hurray for home brewed queso! Amanda

May 1, 2014 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Eveland said...

Did someone say cheese? Specially goat on toast with fig compote.. yummy.

May 2, 2014 at 1:08 AM  
Blogger August Johnson said...

I love goat cheese, it would be great to try making some. Have to get a goat sometime too!

May 2, 2014 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger phaedra96 said...

Cheese?? What is there not to love...tho I am partial to Cabot Very Sharp white cheddar.

May 2, 2014 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger English sheep gal said...

Yes please - would be fun to learn about making cheese, I read your posts about making soft cheese, and they always make me hungry!

No experience with dairy goats, but my neighbor has an Angora goat, great for brush clearance, and his lovely coat provides her some great mohair for her fiber business!

May 2, 2014 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Carrie in Wisconsin said...

I would love to learn! Cheese just happens to be my favorite food group! ;-)

May 3, 2014 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger Monrovian said...

I would love an excuse to make cheese!

May 3, 2014 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Lillith's Hunger said...

The only testoon I would keep a goat is to make cheese!

May 3, 2014 at 9:46 PM  
OpenID RuthStewart said...

Mmm... Cheese! I just finished a bunless beef burger topped with leftover baked brie with mango and dates. So much yum. I've only tried making cheese a few times but I generally liked the results! I need to play with it some more!

May 6, 2014 at 12:37 AM  
OpenID RuthStewart said...

Some day I'll have space for a few goats. But for now I just feed the fertilizer farm (my old horse) :) I don't really want more animals that need daily care until I have a place to keep them at home. It's a bummer having to GO somewhere all the time to see them. I end up not spending enough time. :( But someday, goats.

May 6, 2014 at 12:39 AM  

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