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The Monforte Dairy Blog

  • The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful

    As most of you know, it has been tricky getting the farm up and going. I think my hubris was that I believed that if I pay someone to work and create something then that would just happen but it seems not so easily. I believe that what I messed up was the need for community, structure and support for those people and for not having that set up I am truly sorry.
  • Adventures with Pastry

    Kathy is new to the Monforte Dairy team, so she has the privilege of expanding her knowledge about all things to do with the dairy.

    This week, Kathy brought home butter. Her big goal was to try to tackle pastry.

  • Reflecting on the Week that Was

    I hope that for each of us and not just for me, there is a remembering of something that absolutely terrified us when we were young.

    There were a few instances for me but the one I was thinking of this morning was being on a trail ride and desperately in love (and to this day) with horses...

  • 40 days and 40 nights

    Yesterday for the first time since early May we were able to pasteurize and make cheese and actually have something fresh to take to market this weekend.

    When we finally got milk into the vats, I called my middle son, Ben (the wise one), and asked him the significance of 40, both historically and from a religious perspective.