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, […]

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Apple Cheddar Panini

It’s the time of year when apples turn up in just about everything. I can’t say I’ll complain about that though, because this crisp fruit can add a hint of sweetness or a delightful crunch to many fall dishes. One of my recent favorites is an Apple Cheddar Panini made with multi-grain bread, sliced cheddar […]

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Easy Cheesy Meals

This month we are saying farewell to the lazy days of summer and welcoming the hustle and bustle of the fall season. With school in session and fall activities beginning I know I have been thinking about how my cooking will need to change a bit with the busier season. When life gets busy, I […]