Brooding On

First Time Ever-- Barnyard to Farm Table Goat Cheese Class

This is super exciting!  Since I taught my very first cheese class, I've been looking forward to being able to do one like this-- where we follow the process through from milking to munching!  We just didn't have a good enough set up in the trailer.  Now that the farmhouse is complete, though, we're ready to roll! 


To register, visit our Etsy shop.  Class size is limited to 12 participants, so register quickly to secure your spot!

Watch and learn as we travel from the milk stand in the barn up to the farm house kitchen and make goat cheese together -- start to finish -- right here at Brood Farm in Cave City, Arkansas.

$30 class fee covers all of the items needed to be able to go home and make your own cheese:
•cheese making instruction, pamphlet, and recipes
•cheese to sample and take home
•butter muslin cloth
•dairy thermometer

(Cheese starter cultures and Brood Farm goat milk will be available for purchase at class time.  Please bring a cooler and your own glass jars, if you plan to transport milk.  Soaps, lotions, and other Brood Farm products will also be available to purchase if desired.)

We have offered cheese classes in the past, but this season is the first time you will have the opportunity to see the entire process by which we make our Brood Farm cheese.  Classmates will gather at the farmhouse to sample cheeses, then walk to the barn for milking.  We will then carry our milk pail back up to the farmhouse and make cheese together.  Participants will see firsthand that soft cheese is easy to create in any kitchen and leave with all the implements needed to begin experimenting with goat cheese at home.  

If you have any additional questions, please contact Ashley (  If interested, please register quickly.  Registration will close out when the maximum number of participants is reached. 

*Promptness for this event is important.  The goats will not tolerate tardiness.  Milking happens when it happens.  If you are running behind, you will unfortunately miss seeing where the cheese originates.

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