With all this talk of cheese, we've found a few lovely ways to incorporate it!
1- Slice up fresh pears, place a generous piece of Cactus Jack, Saddlestring Swiss, or Cowboy Cheddar on top and then sprinkle a few crispy walnuts or pecans on top. YUM! Did you know nuts are more digestible if first soaked then slowly dried till crispy? Another topic for a future blog!
2- Kale (or any fresh greens) Salad - Chop salad in with apples, berries and cubes of any aged cheese, or Pheobe's Marinated Feta. Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste and toss with your greens mix. Top with some quality parmesan cheese and enjoy!
3- Creamy Broccoli - Chop and combine 1 head of broccoli, 8 crispy bacon slices, 1/4 cup red onion, 1/4 cup roasted almonds, and 8 ounces of Diamond S aged cheese. Mix with dressing consisting of 1/2 cup mayo, 1/2 cup plain raw yogurt, 2T lemon juice, 1T sugar or honey, and salt/pepper to taste.
The above recipes can be enjoyed on their own with with a nice glass of Bordeaux Red, aged Zinfandel, or a Malbec wine!
Diamond S Dairy is a busy operation this time of year! We are working to make and age more cheeses and Wyoming is a challenging place to do so. Cheese needs a higher humidity (75% minnimum) in order to age well. Due to our summer being what it's been, that humidity has been tough to achieve and our cheese is resulting more on the sharp side.
So if you love your cheese sharp, get on our list as our 60 pounds of aging cheese is disappearing!! The fresh side of our dairy goods has picked up, too, so we've not been able to add to our aging room in several weeks. Raw milk, sharper Diamond S cheese can be a wonderfully new experience for you!
Remember we have Cowboy Cheddar Cactus Jack, and Saddlestring Swiss. Exact weights are hard to cut from each wheel. We will do our best to cut the weight you want, just let us know when and what size you want!
Diamond S team
Thanks for all the orders, you're definitely keeping the dairy cows and us busy! Check out the information below for the rest of July and pre-August orders!
Currently we have hard cheeses available: Cowboy Cheddar, Cactus Jack, and Saddlestring Swiss. Order by the ounce for delivery in July and August as long as supply lasts!
The word is out about our yogurt!
Orders are increasing for our Plain Yogurt so we are now making it available every week if ordered by the Sunday prior to the delivery week.
Lemon Yogurt available this week! Be sure to order early, we ran a little short this last week. So we're making it again this week, and if your order was short this week it will arrive next week.
Thank you for showing your love of our dairy products!!
Monthly orders due for August this week. We so appreciate the monthly orders, it helps us plan and get orders filled more efficiently.
Weekly orders due the Sunday prior to your Thursday thru Sunday Delivery/Pick-UP. Weekly and late orders are filled as products are available.
Kris has her hands full with her beautiful dairy cows!! Thankfully, Alex the cat is around to assist...even when his help is not needed.
Thank you all for supporting Diamond S in all our dairy adventures!
As we get busier we are always looking for ways to make things go smoother and easier, right? Well that is what I thought I was doing back in March just as the cows were calving and we were covered up with work. Let's simplify our bookkeeping I thought to myself, and thought joining forces with Barn2Door was the next best move for our fast growing little business. After all they would take care of inventory, pick lists, place the orders online, send out emails ect. ect. They didn't realize that I have no time to devote to learning new tricks especially if it involves this computer which as you all know I've not had access to since the first of April, when mine crashed. I'm getting things back a piece at a time. Still no excel spreadsheets. They were lost so recreating that aspect is taking time. But what I've realized is the new system is not working for me and as of today it is no longer a viable way to place your order. Please go to our products page look over what you want on a weekly basis and pay for it at the bottom using Venmo. The Pay Now button will take you right there. You of course can still pay with cash or check. To pay online please use the Venmo ap downloaded on your phone. And note what you are paying for or send me a text at 272-5334. You monthly orderers already know what to do. Venmo just gives you the opportunity to pay online with your phone. Thank you once again for your continued support and business.
Kris for Diamond S Dairy
Happy June, Everyone! May was certainly a busy one for us here at Diamond S and especially complicated with the fact that none of our computers have been working correctly. This has made communication extremely difficult. So if you have attempted to email us and not heard back, we are sincerely sorry!! Hopefully the computer issues will be behind us soon and we'll be back up and running online 100%!
While we wait for our technology to catch up to us, check out below to see the cool new Western themed names for our dairy products and when they're scheduled to be available. To order, keep an eye on our Barn2Door site and claim when you see it. Take note: overall milk consumption is going up throughout the summer and the results leave us less milk to use for making other dairy products. So jump on it when you see the ordering window open!
Cowboy Cheddar - 16# available mid June
Phoebe's Marinated Feta - 6 quarts left to be claimed for this month
Cattle Kate Dream Cheese - 1 quart
Happy Trails Halloumi (our grillin' cheese") - 3 pounds
Chuckwagon Chive with Garlic - July sometime
Saddlestring Swiss - 10 pounds ready at the end of July
Cactus Jack - 12 pounds ready July & 9 pounds more available August
And our newest addition:
Bitsy's Best Butter
Named after our sweet little Jersey milking heifer, this butter made with our A2 Whipping cream which has been cultured for 24 hours, chilled, then churned into our Bunkhouse Cultured Butter. To that we added all organic ingredients - olive oil, garlic, chives, basil and thyme.
Doesn't that just sound delicious? It's perfect on toasted sourdough bread with a slice of Saddlestring Swiss, great added to a good steak as it's coming off the grill or on those fresh veggies coming out of the garden.
Be sure to check out our store link here to see what's available. And don't forget to claim your Lemon Yogurt for June delivery. All orders go out for delivery on Thursday's or are ready for you to pick up at the Hyattville Dairy on Friday's!!
As always, we are so thankful for your continued support of our little dairy!
At the Hyattville Cowboy Carnival!
This is what we're putting up for an auction item into the Cowboy Carnival!
Notice the fun western names? This all comes in a basket with wine glasses, a holder on the bottle of wine, a nice teakwood cheese board with knife, plus a loaf of traditional Sourdough bread and pound of beef sticks from Paintrock Processing!
Come and have some family fun with activities for the kids, competitions and contests (rumor has it Kris is entering some pies!), live music, and an amazing lunch! Then check out all the live auction items to be auctioned off at the end of the day, including the Diamond S basket!
For detailed information, go HERE to the Hyattville Community Center webpage!
Hope to see you Sunday!
P.S. We have some extra of our "Happy Trails Halloumi, our Grillin' Cheese"! Let us know if you'd like to reserve some for delivery on Thursday or Ranch Pick-up on Friday!
EXTRA: Garlic Chive Cheese
Surprise, we have three packages left!
EXTRA: Lemon Yogurt
This week (tomorrow) is Lemon Yogurt Week in the dairy and we have just a few unclaimed jars. See our order page for details.
EXTRA: Grilling Cheese
With the summer excess of milk, we've been able to make 8 pounds of grilling cheese! You can buy a bunch, eat some now and freeze some for later!
As always, check out our farm store from our products page. If you don't happen to see what you're looking for or want to make a last-minute change to your order, send us a message HERE.
Have you seen that our FARM STORE has ground beef available for sale??
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