Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Naked Cow Dairy needs your help!

 See the beautiful, happy cows?  And why wouldn't they be happy; they are grazing on the lush grass of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, where two of my sisters-in-law are running Naked Cow Dairy, the only dairy on Oahu.  The cows are grass fed, the milk minimally pasteurized (it's the law, you know), and they are producing gourmet-quality flavored butters, yogurt, cream cheese and herb-and-olive oil marinated feta cheese.  They've just received an agricultural grant to help them along, but it can't be used for equipment, and this is where they need some help
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 They want to venture into cheese-making on a marketable scale.  This would make them the only commercial producers of cheese in Hawaii.  I have no doubt that they can do a great job of it--Monique has been running dairy farms for around 30 years, and Sabrina is a gourmet cook who has worked in the kitchens of some of the great restaurants and B & Bs of New Orleans.

What they are trying to raise money for is a heating element for their 230 gallon cheese vat and low temperature pasteurizer, as well as constructing a "cheese cave"--a room for aging the cheese in which the correct temperature and humidity can be maintained.

If you would like to read a bit more about it and/or make a donation, please visit this site.

You can visit them on Facebook here (maybe you can Like them on Facebook, too, and help get the word out!)  Thank you!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Nadja for taking the time out to post this on your blog...your help is greatly appreciated!

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