The one benefit to the horrible weather we’ve seen this week is that the cows have come indoors a few weeks earlier than planned. This means their diet has changed and they’re now on silage.
This is great news as butterfat has gone up and the milk is extra creamy. They’ve only been indoors since Tuesday and already we can feel the difference in the milk.
The curd is handling differently. Feels silkier and there is more resistance against the harp when cutting the junket.
The resulting creamier cheeses are the ones that will be ready for eating in December and Christmas. 😄
This beautiful photo of Rose – one of our lovely herd – was taken by Frederico Colarejo.