Handcrafted Cheese

a ricotta-form with ricotta squeezing through the basket mesh and a white wine glass behind

homemade ricotta

A bright spot in the news lately: dairy families who seize the opportunity to work for themselves and use their cows’ rich milk to make cheeses perfect for wine pairing. They keep their farms intact rather than struggle to compete with industrial competitors, which is nearly impossible with their massive economies of scale. Given the disparities in taste between industrial milk products and those produced by family farms, why would you make cheese with anything else?

Share other stories of of family farms and culture saved by cheese.

Local Producers

Central Coast CreameryPaso Robles
Chateau Fresno OrganicsCaruthers
Dairy Goddess Farmstead CheeseLemoore
Farmgirl CreamerySanta Margarita
Happy Acres Family FarmTempleton
Rinconada DairySanta Margarita
Schoch Family FarmsteadSalinas
view from above of ricotta cheese setting in a form basket

First attempt at ricotta: a Saveur recipe

Make Your Own

New England Cheesemaking Supply Company


Are you making cheese at home?

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