Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Jedi Clampett
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How much milk needed for goat cheese

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glenna Rose Jan 1, 2014. 5 Replies

I am retired and getting my pasture fenced and building a goat shed. I plan on getting two nigerian dwarf does with the intention of milking them. From breeders this should give me about a quart per…Continue

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Glenna Rose replied to Jedi Clampett's discussion How much milk needed for goat cheese
"For cream cheese (soft cheese), I make it when I have a gallon.  Half a gallon does ice cream.  Any amount for ricotta (farm cheese).  How much for yogurt will depend on your yogurt maker.  You can freeze milk for later for soap,…"
Jan 1, 2014
Angela lesh replied to Jedi Clampett's discussion How much milk needed for goat cheese
"Two milking does should give you milk, cheese, soap supplies and a little to give away. We only had two last year and we had plenty. I didn't make hard cheese yet, will try with 4 does milking thus summer. Two first freshness gave us about 1/2…"
Dec 27, 2013
Julia @Woody Glen Farm replied to Jedi Clampett's discussion How much milk needed for goat cheese
"I've only had my goats since last spring and I have only one milking now. I get about a quart a day from my doe who is in milk. From that I make cheese every week at least once, often twice. I make chevre with a half gallon of milk and get two…"
Dec 26, 2013
Jedi Clampett replied to Jedi Clampett's discussion How much milk needed for goat cheese
"another thought, everyone has to start somewhere, experience we know is a wonderful teacher. Our concern is that these creatures that come into our care have the best home and life possible. They contribute to our family and provide wonderful dairy…"
Dec 26, 2013
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How much milk needed for goat cheese

I am retired and getting my pasture fenced and building a goat shed. I plan on getting two nigerian dwarf does with the intention of milking them. From breeders this should give me about a quart per doe or 1/2 gal of milk per day.Given that figure, how much milk should I save up before making cheese?  My wife and I cannot drink that much milk so making goat cheese is the logical result.  What we are trying to do is balance the size of the herd, with the amount of milk produced daily and being…See More
Dec 26, 2013
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