We hope everyone enjoyed their rainy Saturday as much as we did! We canned salsa all day and got the garden pretty well taken care of. It was nice to see snow on the mountain again even if it's a little early!
Kris has been working on fermenting some homemade sauerkraut that will be available for purchase here in a few more weeks. The kraut is made from cabbage, red beets, ginger and a touch of salt. I'll admit, I've already sampled it and boy is it good! We also have a second round of Brie and Swiss. You can pre-order the sauerkraut or purchase the cheeses by contacting Kris.
There are two weeks left for our weekly trips to Lloyd Craft Farms. This week we are featuring Swiss, Brie, Marinated Feta, Lemon Yogurt and there will an apple crisp dessert made with cheese for sampling. It's been a wonderful experience being able to meet so many great people! We have really enjoyed all the hospitality the Craft's have shown us. If any of our readers would be interested in learning more about what Lloyd Craft Farms is all about be sure to checkout their website and blog at http://lloydcraftfarms.com/. The Craft's put on a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and every week those people who have bought vegetable shares come to pick them up to enjoy! Lloyd Craft's also has available fresh organic fruit for purchase. They really do a nice job bringing fresh organic vegetables and fruit to our community! Be sure the check them out!
Don't forget that special orders for sourdough bread are available for pick up on Mondays at the dairy store and on Thursdays at Lloyd Craft Farms. Get yours today!
-Emma for Diamond S Delights
(Pictured above is our table from Lloyd Craft Farms this past Thursday. The products include: Chocolate milk, smoothies, buttermilk, marinated feta, regular raw milk, halloumi cheese, cream and sourdough bread.)
We hope you enjoyed the Brie and Camembert Diamond S had available last week. If you would like more or are still needing to try some get in touch with Kris to place an order. Here is a look at the cheesy dessert we tried this weekend. It was brie, topped with delicious fresh raspberries from Lloyd Craft Farms, baked inside an egg washed crescent roll. Brie is delicious paired with many fruits and wine.
This week we are excited to bring back Halloumi – here is some information on halloumi since not too many of us have heard of this type of cheese.
It's hard to remember a time when halloumi wasn’t a mainstay of British dinner tables – As Cyprus edges towards giving its national cheese protected status, there's no better time to pick up a pack and try a new way with halloumi.
It’s not authentic, because in Cyprus, halloumi is strictly made of goat’s or sheep’s milk, but at Diamond S Delights this week we have our delicious Brown Swiss and Jersey A2 milk made into Halloumi with the addition of fresh mint. This gives it a unique character and looks beautiful when sliced across the grain to expose the mint leaves sandwiched within the fold of the cheese. Grill or pan-fry halloumi and serve with other Mediterranean-style foods for a special meal or snack. Or try one of the recipes we’ve found that sound pretty darn good.
Not only are we bringing back halloumi, but marinated feta as well! The cheese is aged a week in the fridge, then marinated in extra virgin organic olive oil. Spices used are crushed garlic, rosemary, basil, black pepper and organic tomatoes from Lloyd Craft Farms are added to the mix.
If you would like more information on our products, or to place an order, use the email or Facebook links at the top of the page or give us a call! As always, thanks for your interest in Diamond S Delights!
~Blaise for Diamond S Delights
The week we have all been waiting for! The aging process is complete. The Swiss and Brie are ready! Let us know if you’d like to take any of these delights home! I’ve sampled the Swiss and it is as delicious as ever and I can’t wait to taste test the brie. Also available this week will be smoothies. They will be flavored with fresh organic fruit, flavors to be determined!
It was a busy week, from putting the finishing touches on the swiss and brie to making sauerkraut and picking apples in the orchard! Fall is coming and we are looking forward to the cooler temperatures! I wanted to share with you all the Caprese Salad that Mae Smith made over the weekend using Diamond S mozzarella cheese! If you weren’t hungry before, I bet you are now! It looks amazing!
We also wanted to let you all know that there will be special order organic sourdough bread at Diamond S on Mondays and at Lloyd Craft Farms on Thursdays. Get your order in if you'd like to enjoy some of this great local bread! Some might wonder what the jars are behind the bread?! That is what used to be 20 pounds of heirloom tomatoes from Lloyd Craft Farms! The tomatoes have obviously been dried. These will be used to make our marinated feta. A new batch of that will be ready in a week!
And I’ll leave you with this, a picture of Lizzy’s bull calf. Isn’t he cute?!
Thank you for your continued interest in Diamond S Delights!
~ Emma for Diamond S Delights
We hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. It was a busy weekend here at Diamond S Ranch as Kris continued to make some delicious dairy products. This week we will have fresh mozzarella, ricotta, and butter! These will go fast, so be sure to contact us as soon as possible if you would like any.
Mozzarella is one of my favorite types of cheese because it can be used in a variety of ways. In the garden we noticed that the majority of the tomatoes were still green and it got me thinking of a dish my mom used to make when i was a kid- Fried Green Tomatoes. I layered the slices of fresh mozzarella in between the tomatoes and topped it with a honey/balsamic glaze. On the side were homemade fried mozzarella cheese sticks.
Next week the Brie and Swiss Cheese will be ready! The Brie has been aging for over a month, and the Swiss has been aging for about 3 months. We are excited to bring you these products and have a taste for ourselves. Here is a sneak peak of the Brie.
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~ Blaise for Diamond S Delights