Day 2 - we went to Rinconada Dairy in Santa Margarita. This is a cheese maker who makes it from her own sheep. We saw her milking operation, her cheese making shop, her aging rooms and had a nice reception at her house. I loved her dogs! They are McNabb Collies... thinking they may be my next dog.. :)
Here are some pictures from that tour:
|Oona - the McNabb collie|
|Cheese Making Room - Vat|
|Christine - Owner|
The other big event was the day we actually made cheese... My group was the one who made Gouda and it was a real learning experience. My teacher that day was Dr. Nana ... and he is just an expert on this stuff.
|Cal Poly Dairy|
|Cows we got the milk from..|
|View from Dairy|
Calf Huts ---->
|Dr. Phil Tong|
|Dr. Nana Farkye|
Cheddar cheese group... had a lot of work! --->
Making our gouda, you stir and wait and then press and wait and turn and wait... you get the idea.
Dr. Phil holding our gouda... it was the prettiest cheese in the class.
|Stacey and I with our cheese!|
|Some of the really nice people I met at class.. we went to the Farmer's Market on thursday and out to dinner.|