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Simplifying Meal Plans & Parties: Cooking with Cheese Spreads

Vacations… sporting events… camping trips… horse shows… barbeques… birthday parties… play dates… Summer is full of fun events.  Fun and relaxing as the events themselves can be, they often make for busy schedules and rushed meal times.  Summer, then, is a time for simple meals. When you’re searching for a simple meal or a quick, […]

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The Grilled Cheese Winner

Many of us learned how to make grilled cheese as soon as we were tall enough to reach the stove top.  Some of us made it while standing on step-stools.  Most of us probably remember scraping off layers of charred bread as we got the hang of cooking. My own grilled cheese initiation had begun […]

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Zesty Dill: A Flavor Worth Spreading

Do you ever wish you could bottle up springtime? Lisa Ferraro Klinge, spread maker for Conebella Farm Cheese and owner of Taste Artisanal Market in West Chester, has figured out how to capture spring in an eight ounce container.   She and Pam Gable of Conebella were brainstorming about new cheese flavors to introduce, and they […]

Conebella Farm Cheddar and Smoked Colby Mac’n Cheese

Our friend and loyal customer Brandon Hertzler sent us one of his favorite recipes that uses two kinds of Conebella Farm Cheese: Cheddar and Smoked Colby. Try it, and then send us the recipes you love to make using our raw milk cheese!  (Click on the pictures below to enlarge them.)

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Cheddar & Feta Quesadillas: A Recipe for Love

The author Clifton Fadiman once wrote that cheese is “milk’s leap to immortality.”  Cheese-making is a baffling, nearly magical process.  From three ingredients– cultured whole milk, salt and enzymes–come the cheddar and Colby that make Conebella Farm Cheese a local favorite. I guess it’s no accident that back when my husband and I were dating, […]

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Winter on the Dairy Farm

“What’s it like to run Conebella Farm in the winter?” our customers often ask. This winter, with such bitter temperatures and frequent snow, it’s been a question on a lot of people’s minds. Mostly, winter adds hours to our workday. Water hoses freeze and have to be thawed. In calf pens, we walk through and […]

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Beyond Cheesecake

Usually when I think of cheese desserts, I think of cheesecake and….  Um.  Cheesecake.  That’s about it.  Recently, though, just in time for Valentine’s Day, I discovered that you can actually make a whole table full of cheese desserts.  You can serve aged cheddar with apples and an apple cider reduction, or fruity pastry pockets […]

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Four Fancy Sandwiches at Home

When I browse a menu at a restaurant, it is often the sandwich section that catches my eye.  Cheddar cheese?  Sourdough bread?  Bacon?  Fresh tomatoes?  Yes, please!  I can’t think of a time when a sandwich I’ve ordered has disappointed me, and yet when I’m planning meals at home, I hardly ever remember that sandwiches […]