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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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What’s in a Name?

We’ve welcomed nearly 40 new calves to Conebella Farm this season, and with each birth comes the choice of a name.  All of our animals are registered with the Ayrshire breed association, much like a pure-bred Border Collie would be registered with the American Kennel Club.  When we register the calves, we select a name […]

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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 […]

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Friday Night Quiche

I recently attended a teen youth group function where instead of having “Friday Night Pizza,” several of the teen’s mom’s sent along a quiche to share. This filling dish goes a long way and can be eaten without any utensils when made in a tart pan. If you thought that quiche was just an inexpensive meal to make […]

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Monday Morning On The Farm

Last month I had the opportunity to spend a Monday morning at Conebella Farm, observing the daily operations and assisting with staging photos for a photo shoot we had planned. The day began at dawn for the photographers as they captured glimpses of the sunrise over the horizon of Conebella Farm’s sprawling acres of cornfields, […]