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
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.