MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges

Farm Kitchen

13. Cheesemaking


  • Start out by making yogurt and or/buttermilk. Learn about proper milk handling, good aseptic technique with the starter, and proper temperature control.


  • Learn about rennet and how to use it.
  • Make your first cheese. Start with a simple hard cheese.


  • Expand your cheese-making knowledge by making four different types of cheeses. Examples: Labneh, Neufchatel, Mozzarella, Blue Cheese, Gouda.
  • If you’re adventurous, try smoking your cheese.

April, 2024 Edition