Spinning the Wheels: The goats (and cheese) of Capra Nera Creamery

The gently pitched and sprawling green fields of Altura, Minnesota, are part of the Driftless Area. The land shrugs and dips, and there are whorls and ripples that make their way across the turf. You are tenderly enfolded by the landscape rather than dwarfed by it. This is where Capra Nera Creamery cheesemaker Katie Bonow’s … [ Read more]

The DIY Guide To Living The Growler Life

The Growler Life is about getting your hands dirty and making things from scratch, whether that means practicing the art of fermentation, rolling fresh pasta, or sawing up boards in a woodshop. You cannot replicate the gratification and “do-it-yourself” pride that comes with making something by hand. With that in mind, we want to empower … [ Read more]

How To Make Three Fresh Cheeses From One Recipe

Whole Milk Ricotta This soft, creamy Italian cheese is often used in ravioli and lasagna. It’s also wonderful eaten on its own or spread on toast. 1. In a large pot, heat 1 gallon of whole milk to 185 degrees, stirring to prevent scorching. (Use the best milk you can afford—you’ll really notice the flavor … [ Read more]