Producers-United States

Cheese for the Homeless and Hungry

The Grafton Village Cheese Company is donating 20,000 pounds of cheese to the Vermont Foodbank. According to Stephan Morse, the president of the company, Grafton Village had its best year ever in 2005. 20,000 pounds, or 10 tons, of cheese, by the way, starts out as roughly 200,000 pounds, or 100 tons, of milk. Milk weighs about 8.6 pounds per gallon, so that equates to 23,256 gallons of milk. The average cow in America produces 53 pounds of milk per day, so 200,000 pounds of milk is roughly 3774 cow*days.

Source: The Rutland Herald

Bobolink Story

Voice of America has posted a nice story about Jonathan and Nina White's Bobolink farm in New Jersey. Bobolink cheese is made from the raw milk of pasture-fed cows, and the farm as a whole is based on small-scale, sustainable practices. Their cheeses are quite good, and can be found at the Union Square Farmers' Market in New York City, as well as other farmers' markets in the tri-state area.

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