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Last Minute Gift Ideas

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

The weather outside does not act like the holidays are just around the corner, but they are. If you are like me, you have a few gifts to pick up and might even need to ship them too. Most of these gifts are usually for individuals that fall into two groups: Business/professional contacts that have been especially helpful to us or our family, or relatives and friends that we do not see on a regular basis but want to send them something special at this time of year. Argyle Cheese Farmer has gift baskets that can be an answer to...

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Buttermilk Is More Than Biscuits

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Buttermilk Is More Than Biscuits

Well it is April so last night I decided I needed to face our yearly challenge of putting our 2013 numbers on the crossword puzzle of numbers or better known "IRS Tax Forms". As some of you might know, in my prior life, before the cheese business, I spent 25 years preparing tax returns. I discovered that working with numbers and forms can result in brain damage and was able to escape before the damage got to bad. But back to the buttermilk, before I take on a distasteful task (such as working on the taxes) I bribe myself with...

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Farmer In The Big City

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Farmer In The Big City

Last week a good friend, Beth Trattel, and I drove to NYC to be part of the International Restaurant Show. The three day event filled the bottom floor of the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. Needless to say it was a bit overwhelming for this country girl. We sampled yogurt and cheese curds to the multitudes. It was a great experience and we met lots of great folks. The common response after someone tasted the Greek yogurt was, "That is the best Greek Yogurt I have ever had, where can I buy this?" The discussion turned to "Where are you...

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A Postive Look At The Deep Freeze

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A Postive Look At The Deep Freeze

My mom (a very wise women) always encouraged us to look at the positive side of life,,  Life has a lot more joy if you can look at the positive then sitting around complaining or worrying about our current predicament. The month of January has certainly tried man, animal, and machinery here on the farm and cheese house with the super cold temperature.  Dave has continued all month get up 3 AM in below zero temperature to move milk 4 to 5 times a week. As we were chatting over breakfast we applied my mom's approach to life,  Here is our...

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Schmear in the Making

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Schmear in the Making

Have you ever tried our schmears, a cheese spreads?  We use Quark (a Eastern European cheese similar to cream cheese), butter and spices.  Today we made Sun-Dried Schmear.  It is a great spread but can be used in place of butter on your baked potato.  Sometimes Dave and I add it to hot pasta with veggies and some left over meat, volià, supper.

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