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We Have the Country’s Top Ayrshire Cow!

Exciting things are happening at our farm, and we’re delighted to share our news with you!  We just found out that one of our cows, Conebella Percy’s Tiva, ranked #1 out of all Ayrshires on the Cow Performance Index list the Ayrshire Breeders’ Association releases at the end of each year.  This is our first […]

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Whipped Bacon Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Let me introduce you to the most flavorful mashed potatoes you will ever taste.  These smooth and fluffy golden mashed potatoes begin with Yukon gold potatoes, which have a naturally buttery “French fry” taste.  The finishing touch, Conebella Farm Bacon Cheddar Chive spread, takes the flavor to the next level.  Even eaten plain on a […]

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Our Third Consecutive Land O’Lakes Milk Quality Award!

Did you know that in addition to being used in our farm-fresh raw milk cheese, Conebella Farm’s milk is shipped to Land O’Lakes?  We are members of the Land O’Lakes cooperative and ship milk to Land O’Lakes each month.  This year, we have won a prestigious Land O’Lakes milk quality award for the third consecutive year. The milk quality award goes to dairy farms that […]

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Making Friends and Selling Cheese

People ask Pat Laughman, Pam Gable’s mom, “Is there anybody you don’t know?” It’s only natural that she would know most of her neighbors.  When your husband starts an ARCO service station when he’s 21 years old and then runs it for 50 years, you get to know people.  When you pump gas, and chat while […]

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Three-Cheese Enchiladas with Conebella Farm Cheddar Spreads & Colby

I firmly believe that if you have cheese and tortillas in the fridge, you can build yourself an amazing meal from there.  You are creative, you are adventurous, and above all, you believe in the power of cheese to transform the run-of-the-mill contents of your fridge into a meal that you’ve devoured in seconds, yet are still craving. […]

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Healthy Mac & Cheese with Conebella Farm Sharp Cheddar

January is a tough time when it comes to eating healthy.  Over multiple holidays, we’ve slipped into the habit of feasting, and we know this is a habit we’re going to have to break sooner or later.  A new year reminds us to set new goals for eating fresh, healthy, local food.  But it’s still winter. […]

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Handcrafted Christmas: Artisan Cheese & Hand-Designed Holiday Gift Packs

December 2014 marked the Gables’ 7th anniversary of selling cheese.  They became raw milk certified in June 2007 and began selling cheese that December.  December is a special time for them, and they make it a special time for their customers, too, as they offer many different hand-designed holiday gift packs filled with their cheese […]

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Mani-Pedi Day on the Farm: Hoof Care for our Herd

You know how it goes. If your feet hurt, your whole body hurts. Healthy feet give us a foundation to walk on. Cows feel the same way, so we have a professional hoof trimmer who visits the farm every other month to care for our cows’ hooves. This is very important because, like human fingernails, […]

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Loaded Baked Potato Soup with Conebella Farm Cheddar

What would a baked potato be without cheddar cheese?  Or scalloped potatoes without those delicious crispy bits of cheese and potato that you’re determined to pry off the side of the casserole dish?  And then there’s those cheese fries you sneak at the country fair, or the homemade potato bread topped with cheddar…. Yes, what […]

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Curry-Cheddar Coleslaw from the Kitchen of Brandon Hertzler

Coleslaw often gets sidelined.  Choosing it as your side at a restaurant earns you a few tablespoons of slaw in a flimsy plastic cup.  Coleslaw deserves so much more, and recently Conebella Farm Cheese customer Brandon Hertzler used Conebella Farm Sharp Cheddar to elevate this cabbage salad.  He created a spicy, colorful and flavorful dish […]