Medias in Res - Definition

"Medias in res" is a latin term for when the story starts in the middle and not necessarily at the beginning. You join us here at LARK'S MEADOW FARMS in the middle of a story that began long ago and is far from its conclusion. We are learning along the way and we hope that you will come along on our journey. There is much to explore in the world of cheese!

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Flock- We do mean Sheep!

One of the most common questions we have had when we introduce our cheese as sheep milk cheese is, "Sheep? You mean goats, right?"
No, we actually do mean sheep. These are our milking ewes out in the pasture. The soil here has rich nutrients that come from volcanic activity of days gone by. The pasture gives the ewes good nutrition that naturally increases their milk production and gives different flavor nuances to the cheese.
The breeds that we have are not common to this region. They are East Friesian and Lacaune crosses bred specifically for dairy production. In future posts we will introduce you to some of our sheep, so that you can see what they are like.

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