The Farmstead Creamery Advisor: The Complete Guide to Building and Running a Small, Farm-Based Cheese Business

By Gianaclis Caldwell

There hasn't ever been a greater time to be making and promoting nice cheese. humans world wide are eating extra high quality, home made cheese than ever before.

The variety of artisan cheesemakers has doubled in recent times, and lots of of the industry’s novices are “farmstead” manufacturers— those that paintings in basic terms with the milk in their personal animals. this day, the folk who decide to develop into farmer-cheesemakers desire entry to the data of demonstrated cheese artisans who might help them construct their dream.

In The Farmstead Creamery Advisor–retitled and reissued in 2014 as The Small-Scale Chees Business*–respected cheesemaker, teacher, and speaker Gianaclis Caldwell walks would-be manufacturers during the many, and sometimes complicated, steps and judgements they are going to face whilst contemplating a occupation during this burgeoning cottage industry.

This publication fills the space that exists among the pasture and the cheese plate. It takes readers far beyond problems with taking care of farm animals and easy cheesemaking, explaining company matters such as:

  • Analyzing your suitability for the career
  • Designing and construction the cheese facility
  • Sizing up the market
  • Negotiating day by day obstacles
  • Ensuring greatest defense and efficiency

Drawing from her personal and different cheesemakers’ stories, Caldwell brings to lifestyles the tale of constructing a profitable cheesemaking company in a pragmatic, geared up demeanour. This booklet is a necessary learn for a person drawn to changing into a certified artisan cheesemaker, The Farmstead Creamery consultant appeals to the numerous small- and hobby-farm proprietors who have already got milking animals and who desire to increase their home-dairy practices and facilities.

*A distinct observe for the e-book version of The Farmstead Creamery Advisor: this book will stay on hand and function the digital model of The Small-Scale Cheese Business.


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