I got my first goats ...Lilah, Darcy, Emily, and 2 bottle baby does ... from Lacey at Hidden Brook Farm. Lacey was a GREAT help those first several weeks. I'm sure she thought I'd never stop asking questions! I think it's wonderful how goats seem to bond people into friendships.
I was milking Lilah, Darcy, Emily, Holly, and Bell. This gave me enough milk to enjoy fresh and experiment on making cheeses. I made fresh Chevre, Cheddar, and fresh Mozzarella. Delicious!
I have to admit though ... that first season of making cheeses ... I probably failed as many batches as I had successes with. The secret to making good cheese is to practice ... practice ... practice! Don't give up. The key's to cheese making is temperature, timing, and technique. The temperature and timing you can get from recipe books, but the technique you develop with practice.