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!