Polizeros contributor DJ to be licensed cheesemaker

milking shed construction starts

DJ Mitchell, who posts and comments here, has been making artisanal goat cheese for a while on a small scale on his Utah ranch and is now expanding. This means a separate building for milking and cheese processing.

For a small producer like us, complying with the law requires quite an investment– unnerving in a deteriorating economy. But we’ve worked with our contractor, with the Department of Agriculture, and with the County to come up with a plan that meets the requirements as cheaply as possible.

We broke ground this week, marking the beginning of a new adventure. We’re now financially committed to making cheese as a business!

I’ve tasted his cheeses and they are delicious. We’ll keep you posted on the progress and, yes, plans are to sell the cheeses from a website.