Cheese-making class Aug. 2 at Polk County extension center

Published 3:30 am Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lee and Bill Barker of Emerald Springs Farm stand with their dairy goats. The Barkers and Polk County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a home cheese-making class on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Service Center. Lee Barker of Emerald Springs Farm will explain how she uses milk from her American Alpine dairy goats to make many kinds of cheese. The class will help students understand the equipment, usage, preparing starter cultures, using rennet, controlling temperature, identifying the quality of the cheese and storage of your finished cheeses. For more information or to register for the class call the Polk County Extension Service Office at 894-8218. Proceeds from this class will go to the Polk High School Band. (photo submitted by Jimmi Buell)

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