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Farm Animal: Jersey Cows


This small-statured breed boasts good looks and milk that’s rich in fat and protein

Assaf Sheep

Assaf Sheep: Coming to America


New to the United States, Assaf sheep—with their calm temperaments and rich milk—just might be the next big thing in American cheesemaking

a reindeer in the snowy woods; these animals are surprisingly good milk producers

Reindeer Games


Intelligent, amiable reindeer produce some of the richest milk around, resulting in squeaky, salty, buttery cheese

Brown Swiss Cows

Farm Animal: Brown Swiss Cows


Sociable Brown Swiss cows produce high-quality milk, perfect for cheesemaking.

Whey-fed pigs at Jasper hill Farm

Whey-Fed Pigs


These whey-fed pigs prove that feeding cheesemaking by-product to swine is a sustainable practice with delicious outcomes

Farm Animal: Guernsey Cows


This “golden” breed is known for its rich milk and sunny disposition.

A trio of brown-and-white–spotted cows march in a line up a grassy knoll.

Normande Cows


The Normande cow is a breed apart

A group of Pecora Sarda sheep huddle together in a barn.

Pecora Sarda Sheep


Meet the long-haired lowland sheep of Sardinia