Gianaclis Caldwell, Pholia Farms

Pholia Farms

Gianaclis Caldwell and her husband own Pholia Farm in Rogue River Oregon.  There she raises some very sweet dairy goats, write a blog, wrote 2 books — one on how to start a farmstead cheese business and the other, most recent book, on making cheese — how does she have the time?…I think she must wonder the same thing!

Cheesemaking Class offered by Gianaclis Caldwell

Check out her website and her fascinating blog  where I learned why they dis-bud goats

The business end of the dairy goat herd

(remove the cells that turn into horns — so they don’t get caught on fences).

Part 1

Part 2

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

by Gianaclis Caldwell.

Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking: The Ultimate Guide for Home-Scale and Market Producers– by Gianaclis Caldwell and Ricki Carroll (Queen of Cheese), coming out September 2012.

Takelma cheese, the various varieties of artisan cheese produced by Pholia Farms are named after local landmarks…but are much more tasty!

Michael Kraft and Kathrin Bridgwater, SBDC Food Flight

Have you been thinking about starting a food related business in Humboldt County?  The SBDC has started a program to help nurture and support people who are on their way!

The North Coast Small Business Development Center is launching an 8-month business assistance program aimed at small value-added food producers looking to improve their business acumen and to increase the success of their enterprises.

This is an opportunity for local businesses to participate in a free, intensive training, mentorship, and resource development program.

To listen to the interview click here or, check out their website.