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It’s Our Raw Milk Anniversary!

The end of June 2014 marked the seven year anniversary of receiving our raw milk license from the state of Pennsylvania. Our cheese anniversary follows in December. We could hardly believe it when we did the math and realized that it had been seven years already! What did it take for us to get a raw […]

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Spicy, Delicious Cajun Cheddar Chicken Pasta in 15 Minutes

Once a person has been cooking for a while, there are certain meals that become that cook’s trademark.  A friend who lived down the street from me made the most amazing slow-cooked beef burritos.  My grandma made mac & cheese nobody else could replicate.  My sister makes homemade gnocchi served with spaghetti sauce she cans […]

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Mac & Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Contributed by Brandon Hertzler. Ingredients: Mac and Cheese: Béchamel Sauce: 2 cups 2% milk ½ stick of butter ¼ cup flour ½ tablespoon garlic salt (or regular) ½ teaspoon each parsley, cumin and pepper (or to taste) ½ teaspoon each curry powder and smoked paprika Other ingredients: 5 ounces elbow macaroni 1 cup Conebella Cheddar […]

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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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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 […]