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Karen Shilling


Yakso Falls is a 3/4 mile hike from Little River Road Road ( NE-27 ).  Park at Lake in the Woods camp ground, and cross back over the NE-27 to fine the trail head. “The Yakso Falls Trail passes through an old-growth forest which has been selective logged and has many wildflowers during the early […]

How beautiful is thy Parm!

Parma! A hard cheese. VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL Ten months of aging has brought about this little beauty!  Weighing just about two and a half pounds, my first ever parma style cheese is a great success.  Since this cheese was made last fall, I was able to age it mostly in the mud room.  […]

What’s new in the Grotto? Cheese, of course.

My newest aging space…my new age space. Russ built a “cool” controller for the Grotto.  It cycles the power, on and off, to keep the fridge at 55 degrees.  There’s the inventory hanging on the side – 29 wonderful – slow-food cheeses! 15 Traditional Cheddar, 4 parmesans, 4 Crottin de Chavignol, 4 Camembert,  1 farmhouse […]

Sweet dreams are made of cheese.

  I’d cheddar the world… VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL Cheddar cheese….the staple of all cheese life.  Sure, mozzarella is nice, but nothing beats the tangy bite, smooth paste and lusciousness of a well aged cheddar. This baby was 8 months old when we cracked the shell.  What a pure delight There are 14 friends […]